Study: Coffee inversely related with Death

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    May 25, 2012 3:57 PM GMT
    http://www.nejm.org/doi/full/10.1056/NEJMoa1112010?query=TOC&

    RESULTS
    During 5,148,760 person-years of follow-up between 1995 and 2008, a total of 33,731 men and 18,784 women died. In age-adjusted models, the risk of death was increased among coffee drinkers. However, coffee drinkers were also more likely to smoke, and, after adjustment for tobacco-smoking status and other potential confounders, there was a significant inverse association between coffee consumption and mortality. Adjusted hazard ratios for death among men who drank coffee as compared with those who did not were as follows: 0.99 (95% confidence interval [CI], 0.95 to 1.04) for drinking less than 1 cup per day, 0.94 (95% CI, 0.90 to 0.99) for 1 cup, 0.90 (95% CI, 0.86 to 0.93) for 2 or 3 cups, 0.88 (95% CI, 0.84 to 0.93) for 4 or 5 cups, and 0.90 (95% CI, 0.85 to 0.96) for 6 or more cups of coffee per day (P<0.001 for trend); the respective hazard ratios among women were 1.01 (95% CI, 0.96 to 1.07), 0.95 (95% CI, 0.90 to 1.01), 0.87 (95% CI, 0.83 to 0.92), 0.84 (95% CI, 0.79 to 0.90), and 0.85 (95% CI, 0.78 to 0.93) (P<0.001 for trend). Inverse associations were observed for deaths due to heart disease, respiratory disease, stroke, injuries and accidents, diabetes, and infections, but not for deaths due to cancer. Results were similar in subgroups, including persons who had never smoked and persons who reported very good to excellent health at baseline.

    CONCLUSIONS
    In this large prospective study, coffee consumption was inversely associated with total and cause-specific mortality. Whether this was a causal or associational finding cannot be determined from our data. (Funded by the Intramural Research Program of the National Institutes of Health, National Cancer Institute, Division of Cancer Epidemiology and Genetics.)
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    May 25, 2012 6:26 PM GMT
    The #1 cause of death is birth.

    Since we've already been cursed with birth, we might as well have as much fun as possible before we die.
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    May 25, 2012 6:27 PM GMT
    paulflexes saidThe #1 cause of death is birth.

    Since we've already been cursed with birth, we might as well have as much fun as possible before we die.


    Amen to that one.
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    May 25, 2012 6:28 PM GMT
    paulflexes saidThe #1 cause of death is birth.

    Since we've already been cursed with birth, we might as well have as much fun as possible before we die.


    Therefore, drink coffee. You can have more fun.
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    May 25, 2012 8:34 PM GMT
    Coffee drinkers also probably tend to get less sleep, live overall more stressful lives, don't have time to go to the doctor for checkups, and probably eat less healthy.
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    May 25, 2012 9:18 PM GMT
    Studies typically show a correlation of data however there are so many variables and food studies take a very long time and cost alot of money- most money goes to the research of pharmaceuticals- not food studies. Why? You can patent and sell a drug and recuperate your investment for research but you cannot really patent a food- any related research becomes public knowledge and you cannot really profit from it.

    Note: Every other day we hear "this is good for you" then 6 months later "its now bad for you. Some of the oldest people in the world have something in common.. They all pretty much say that the key is a varied diet, exercise, and socialization- EVERYTHING IN MODERATION. You can drown yourself if you drink too much water!

    My grandparents drink coffee every day and they are a ripe old age of 87 and 82 with no health problems. Coffee is a source of antioxidants that the typical american diet high in saturated fats and refined carbs helps to supplement. There are various studies that have found positive health benefits associated with coffee. Please see below for links to a couple RECENT studies.

    Every drug has positive and negative effects. =)

    Coffee Drinkers Have Lower Risk of Death, Study Suggests

    "Older adults who drank coffee -- caffeinated or decaffeinated -- had a lower risk of death overall than others who did not drink coffee, according a study by researchers from the National Cancer Institute (NCI), part of the National Institutes of Health, and AARP."

    http://www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2012/05/120519071454.htm

    Why Coffee Drinking Reduces the Risk of Type 2 Diabetes

    "Why do heavy coffee drinkers have a lower risk of developing Type 2 diabetes, a disease on the increase around the world that can lead to serious health problems? Scientists are offering a new solution to that long-standing mystery in a report in ACS' Journal of Agricultural & Food Chemistry."

    http://www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2012/01/120111133958.htm

    Coffee May Protect Against Endometrial Cancer, Study Suggests

    "Long-term coffee consumption may be associated with a reduced risk for endometrial cancer, according to a recent study in Cancer Epidemiology, Biomarkers & Prevention, a journal of the American Association for Cancer Research."

    http://www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2011/11/111122133029.htm
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    May 25, 2012 9:42 PM GMT
    I wonder how many fatal road traffic accidents have been prevented because of drivers being more alert after drinking coffee.
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    May 25, 2012 9:46 PM GMT
    MuchMoreThanMuscle saidIt's the correlation with smoking.

    That shit is so nasty.


    Hm, interesting. I think there's some truth to that. Honestly, I've never met a smoker who also didn't drink coffee. Although there are plenty of caffeine junkies who don't smoke also.
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    May 25, 2012 9:53 PM GMT
    Oh, yes, coffee definitely encourage "the movement"..icon_razz.gificon_razz.gif
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    May 25, 2012 9:53 PM GMT
    pocketnico saidAlthough there are plenty of caffeine junkies who don't smoke also.


    Like me!
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    May 25, 2012 9:53 PM GMT
    MuchMoreThanMuscle saidI wonder how many of the observed mortality rates were of people who did not smoke.

    I'm looking to adopt a coffee drinking plan. There's something in coffee that is also in prune juice that stimulates bowel movements and I can typically use help with that.

    I don't mind the prune juice but since it has roughly forty-two grams of sugar per eight ounce glass I figure I might as well drink some coffee and get some caffeine in the process. Double win!


    Coffee has a diuretic effect, though it can affect people differently. For some it makes them pee a lot. Some also get the shits. I occasionally get the shits if I drink a little too much in one day.
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    May 25, 2012 9:55 PM GMT
    5 Health Benefits of Smoking
    From the article:
    1. Smoking lowers risk of knee-replacement surgery

    Surprising results from a new study have revealed that men who smoke had less risk of undergoing total joint replacement surgery than those who never smoked.

    2. Smoking lowers risk of Parkinson's disease

    Harvard researchers were among the first to provide convincing evidence that smokers were less likely to develop Parkinson's. In a study published in Neurology in March 2007, these researchers found the protective effect wanes after smokers quit.

    3. Smoking lowers risk of obesity

    Smoking — and, in particular, the nicotine in tobacco smoke — is an appetite suppressant. This has been known for centuries, dating back to indigenous cultures in America in the pre-Columbus era. Tobacco companies caught on by the 1920s and began targeting women with the lure that smoking would make them thinner.

    4. Smoking lowers risk of death after some heart attacks

    Compared with non-smokers, smokers who have had heart attacks seem to have lower mortality rates and more favorable responses to two kinds of therapy to remove plaque from their arteries: fibrinolytic therapy, which is basically medication; and angioplasty, which removes the plaque by inserting balloons or stents into the arteries.

    5. Smoking helps the heart drug clopidogrel work better

    Clopidogrel is a drug used to inhibit blood clots for those patients suffering from coronary artery disease and other circulatory diseases leading to strokes and heart attacks. Smoking seems to help clopidogrel do its job better.
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    May 25, 2012 9:59 PM GMT
    Lame, approved beneficial by Harvard Med School.

    Research is showing benefits for everything from depression to liver disease.

    http://www.health.harvard.edu/newsletters/Harvard_Health_Letter/2012/January/what-is-it-about-coffee



    These reports are true for both caf and decaf coffee.
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    May 25, 2012 10:00 PM GMT
    I'm not going to stop drinking coffee even if it's proven that it kills people. I'll take the chance. There are certainly worse ways to die.
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    May 25, 2012 10:49 PM GMT
    Lies, damned lies, and statistics
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    May 25, 2012 10:53 PM GMT
    My motto:

    Where there's life, there's coffee.
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    May 25, 2012 10:55 PM GMT
    paulflexes saidThe #1 cause of death is birth.

    Since we've already been cursed with birth, we might as well have as much fun as possible before we die.


    EXACTLY. WORD!
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    May 25, 2012 11:25 PM GMT


    lol


    NIH Study: Coffee Really Does Make You Live Longer, After All

    http://www.realjock.com/gayforums/2375400
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    May 26, 2012 4:08 PM GMT

    ^
    so..................which study do you think is correct?
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    May 26, 2012 4:22 PM GMT
    MightyMouse87 saidLies, damned lies, and statistics


    You and Samuel Clemens.......icon_wink.gif
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    May 26, 2012 9:19 PM GMT
    I just had a cappuccino and spiked it with some cognac. It was a total win. So what if I probably took off 5 days from my potential lifespan.
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    May 26, 2012 9:25 PM GMT
    I will forever associate drinking coffee with cigarette smoking. I don't know what it is about the taste of a nice strong coffee but it immediately makes me crave a cigarette.

    So any good I am doing by drinking copious amounts of coffee is being undone by the cancer sticks............oh well hopefully it will ward off the Alzheimers !
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    May 29, 2012 7:52 AM GMT
    whateveryo saidI will forever associate drinking coffee with cigarette smoking. I don't know what it is about the taste of a nice strong coffee but it immediately makes me crave a cigarette.

    So any good I am doing by drinking copious amounts of coffee is being undone by the cancer sticks............oh well hopefully it will ward off the Alzheimers !
    Just be careful not to accidentally get decaf and fall asleep with a cig in your fingers. icon_eek.gif
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    May 29, 2012 8:22 AM GMT
    Were this true, I should be effing IMMORTAL. icon_cool.gif