This Is Your Brain on Coffee

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    Jun 08, 2013 3:22 PM GMT
    http://well.blogs.nytimes.com/2013/06/06/this-is-your-brain-on-coffee/

    For hundreds of years, coffee has been one of the two or three most popular beverages on earth. But it’s only recently that scientists are figuring out that the drink has notable health benefits. In one large-scale epidemiological study from last year, researchers primarily at the National Cancer Institute parsed health information from more than 400,000 volunteers, ages 50 to 71, who were free of major diseases at the study’s start in 1995. By 2008, more than 50,000 of the participants had died. But men who reported drinking two or three cups of coffee a day were 10 percent less likely to have died than those who didn’t drink coffee, while women drinking the same amount had 13 percent less risk of dying during the study. It’s not clear exactly what coffee had to do with their longevity, but the correlation is striking.

    Other recent studies have linked moderate coffee drinking — the equivalent of three or four 5-ounce cups of coffee a day or a single venti-size Starbucks — with more specific advantages: a reduction in the risk of developing Type 2 diabetes, basal cell carcinoma (the most common skin cancer), prostate cancer, oral cancer and breast cancer recurrence.

    Perhaps most consequential, animal experiments show that caffeine may reshape the biochemical environment inside our brains in ways that could stave off dementia. In a 2012 experiment at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, mice were briefly starved of oxygen, causing them to lose the ability to form memories. Half of the mice received a dose of caffeine that was the equivalent of several cups of coffee. After they were reoxygenated, the caffeinated mice regained their ability to form new memories 33 percent faster than the uncaffeinated.
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    Jun 08, 2013 7:41 PM GMT
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    Jun 08, 2013 8:55 PM GMT
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    Properly functioning brain, and a great breakfast. icon_biggrin.gif
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    Jun 08, 2013 10:59 PM GMT
    I've never been a fan of coffee. It's just too bitter. Now hot chocolate on a cold day up in the Angeles Forest. Yum!
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    Jun 08, 2013 11:16 PM GMT
    Cream and sugar. If you're avoiding sugar try crystalline fructose from your local health food store; effectively half the calories and a low glycemic index.

    After I get done doctoring mine it's like candy.

    I'm like you; I could never drink coffee black.
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    Jun 10, 2013 7:38 PM GMT
    Aristoshark said
    Lumpynose saidCream and sugar. If you're avoiding sugar try crystalline fructose from your local health food store; effectively half the calories and a low glycemic index.

    After I get done doctoring mine it's like candy.

    I'm like you; I could never drink coffee black.

    I like it black, like I like my men.
    I like my lemonade yellow, like I like my men.
    I like my coconut cake white, like I like my men.
    I like my cherry cough drops red, like I like my men.
    I like my cocoa brown, like I like my men.
    I like my bread light brown, like I like my men.

    I like my coffee dark and sweet... like me icon_razz.gif
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    Jun 10, 2013 7:54 PM GMT
    Chill.. Coffee is good for me. Dark roast no sugar or cream.

    WHATS UP BRO?
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    Jun 10, 2013 11:35 PM GMT
    milky and sweet... Well THATS HOW I USED to like it... icon_evil.gificon_evil.gif
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    Jun 10, 2013 11:38 PM GMT
    I think coffee is good / coffee is bad should become the new repetitive cliche thread on RJ, somewhere behind Israel / Palestine threads.
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    Jun 10, 2013 11:39 PM GMT
    You Americans and your love affair with coffee...
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    Jun 11, 2013 3:13 AM GMT
    I've recently taken to buying growlers full of cold press coffee from Dunn Bros. Twice the flavor and caffeine icon_biggrin.gif
  • adultoreo

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    Jul 15, 2013 2:54 AM GMT
    I used to drink a lot of cappuccinos but lately I am just avoiding any kind of sugar in the drink .
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    Jul 15, 2013 3:11 AM GMT
    Black and iced nothing beats it. For some reason people don't know what that means in Miami. #firstworldproblems

    I used to drink a cup after I worked out and it really helped ease my muscles and mind and just all around made me feel great.

    If its cold still black... but has to be a good brew.

    I like 'em dark and bitter ladies. icon_lol.gificon_lol.gificon_lol.gif
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    Jul 15, 2013 3:26 AM GMT
    I quit for 8 months then during the winter we had a black out that lasted a week and i ended up drinking coffee again. I like it black with sweet n low or any other sweetner.
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    Jul 15, 2013 1:01 PM GMT

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