Have Coffee, live longer

Drinking coffee can lengthen your life. This is good news for those of us who drink coffee and sell it. Drinking coffee is associated with a lower risk of death due to cancer, heart disease, stroke, diabetes and kidney disease. Those who drank one cup a day were 12% less likely to die than non-drinkers, and those who drank two or three cups, up to 18%.

This study published in 2017 was done in 185,855 people of all ethnic groups. Previous studies have also indicated that drinking coffee is associated with a lower risk of liver disease, Parkinson's disease and other chronic diseases. This was observed regardless of whether the coffee was decaffeinated or not, which suggests that its beneficial effect is not associated with caffeine, but with the presence or combination of the hundreds of other substances found in coffee. The study does not show which of these substances are beneficial and their specific effect but indicates that without discussion coffee can be incorporated into a healthy diet and lifestyle. The lead author of the study is Dr. Veronica W. Setiawan, associate professor of preventive medicine at the Kech School of Medicine at USC. For more information please go to this link.

 

After reading this study we feel that besides selling coffee we are saving humanity, but it is always good to have a bit of skepticism. Dr. Setiawan has strong academic credentials, with a relevant position in a recognized university and her conclusions are based on serious studies. She does not seem to be an illuminated guru of those who sell us a "cure all" pill, with gluten-free organic ancestral herbs, grown by monks in the Himalayas and brought to the market on the back of sacred yaks. We assure you that if her studies were in those terms, we would not bother to read them.

All scientific study is subject to criticism and it might be that their conclusions are flawed, and the coffee does not really affect everything that is said, but if at least it helps to improve health in only one aspect of our life, it will worth consuming it. Even if it is simply the relaxing effect of having a good time with friends sharing a hot drink.

 

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