Drinking Coffee Could Help Protect Your DNA From Damage

  • metta

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    Feb 16, 2015 10:55 PM GMT
    Drinking Coffee Could Help Protect Your DNA From Damage


    http://www.iflscience.com/health-and-medicine/drinking-coffee-could-help-protect-our-dna-damage
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    Feb 16, 2015 11:09 PM GMT
    I guess I gotta forget tea now and go back to coffee. icon_confused.gif

    I wanna do the smart food thing, but the smart thing is a moving target. One day eggs are bad. Then eggs are good. One day milk is good, then it's bad, then it's good again. The list goes on, and now it's coffee.

    And then when I go back to coffee, a year or 2 later a new study will come out that coffee is bad. Studies are great, better than total ignorance, but if the answer keeps changing, doesn't it make the science suspect?

    BTW, metta8, I'm not shooting the messenger. I'm always glad for your informative posts. Just commenting on the ever-changing and contradictory nature of these studies.
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    Feb 16, 2015 11:14 PM GMT
    Coffee had better turn out to be good for you or at least not harmful or I'm in deep shit.
  • metta

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    Feb 16, 2015 11:17 PM GMT
    I can't drink the stuff. Never liked the taste.
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    Feb 16, 2015 11:23 PM GMT
    metta8 saidI can't drink the stuff. Never liked the taste.

    I do like coffee, but doctors have told me I have a digestive sensitivity to caffeine. I likewise have to go easy on cola drinks.

    This article does not say whether decaf coffee offers the same benefits, or whether this only applies to the "high octane" version. Except indirectly, with the sentence: "All volunteers were asked to keep their usual dietary habits throughout the study and to avoid other caffeine-containing products". (my emphasis)

    Should I presume that means only regular coffee was studied?
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    Feb 16, 2015 11:25 PM GMT
    metta8 saidI can't drink the stuff. Never liked the taste.


    Caffeine doesn't do anything for me one way or another, butT the warm liquid helps me keep 'regular' to prevent excess




  • metta

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    Mar 05, 2015 8:11 AM GMT
    3 to 5 Cups of Coffee a Day May Lower Risk of Heart Attacks

    http://www.livescience.com/50012-coffee-heart-attack-risk.html
  • Svnw688

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    Mar 05, 2015 3:29 PM GMT
    Having to drink FIVE cups of coffee a day?!

    Gross.

    I'd rather risk the heart attack. I'll stick with green tea, lemon water, and the occasional soda pop.
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    Mar 05, 2015 4:57 PM GMT
    Svnw688 saidHaving to drink FIVE cups of coffee a day?!

    Gross.

    I'd rather risk the heart attack. I'll stick with green tea, lemon water, and the occasional soda pop.


    I've done my five cups by 10 or 11:00. Green tea is fine too. Warm liquid is a must to take the morning shit (to be a little crude about it).
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    Mar 05, 2015 8:24 PM GMT
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    5 cups before noon? That sounds like my b/f. On the weekends he'll drink about 4 or 5 cups throughout the day. I just never acquired a taste for it. Maybe I have an unsophistocated palate icon_cool.gif ----but I do like sushi and beer, which people say are acquired tastes.

    I mainly dislike coffee because it makes my heart palpatate, and my hands tremor and shake. But oddly, caffeinated soda pop has zero effect on my heart/hands. I can't make sense of it.
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    Mar 05, 2015 8:29 PM GMT
    Svnw688 said@FreedomIsntFree

    5 cups before noon? That sounds like my b/f. On the weekends he'll drink about 4 or 5 cups throughout the day. I just never acquired a taste for it. Maybe I have an unsophistocated palate icon_cool.gif ----but I do like sushi and beer, which people say are acquired tastes.

    I mainly dislike coffee because it makes my heart palpatate, and my hands tremor and shake. But oddly, caffeinated soda pop has zero effect on my heart/hands. I can't make sense of it.


    My hands will start to tremor soon, but coffee won't have anything to do with it .... just very elderly old age.

    However, caffeine doesn't seem to have any affect on me.

    A pot of coffee is the very first thing I do in the morning
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    Mar 05, 2015 10:32 PM GMT
    When research talks about X number of cups they're referring to a standard 6 oz cup.
    The older research that found associations with cancer didn't control for smoking. Once that's taken into account coffee actually has a beneficial impact on longevity. And it's unlikely that answer will change. There was a study published with 120,000+ participants that found it to be beneficial. A bigger better study can't/won't be done.
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    Mar 09, 2015 11:01 PM GMT
    Wyndahoi saidWhen research talks about X number of cups they're referring to a standard 6 oz cup.
    The older research that found associations with cancer didn't control for smoking. Once that's taken into account coffee actually has a beneficial impact on longevity. And it's unlikely that answer will change. There was a study published with 120,000+ participants that found it to be beneficial. A bigger better study can't/won't be done.


    Thank you! I quaff the stuff all day. There is a lot of nonsense talked about coffee. Another common myth is that it dehydrates the body, because it is a 'diuretic'. Studies have shown that water and coffee have exactly the same hydrating effect on the body and that, if you drink enough of either, you will pee it at the same rate. In other words, water and coffee are both diuretics. The only drinks that tend have a net dehydrating effect on the body, however, are alcoholic.
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    Mar 09, 2015 11:23 PM GMT
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    The only drinks that tend have a net dehydrating effect on the body, however, are alcoholic.

    That's what doctors have told me. And as I've gotten older, I'm having a tendency to dehydration, not unusual with aging. Once, during a routine doctor's visit, I was immediately diagnosed as so dehydrated that I had to have an IV drip for an hour, right there in the office!

    So dehydration is a chronic problem with me, and I've taken to drinking water all day long. There's a water glass right here next to this keyboard at this moment. I hate it, but what are you gonna do? And I watch the color of my urine (I hope not TMI), and if it darkens (concentrating) I immediately start downing even more water like a fish.

    If I have an alcoholic drink at a bar or restaurant I request a tall glass of water with it, which I finish along with the drink. In fact, bartenders who know us just automatically serve it to me. Because I know alcohol can dehydrate me, as you say.

    I avoid coffee because I've been diagnosed as being hypersensitive to caffeine, almost toxic to me. I avoid Coca Cola & Pepsi for the same reason. I do drink some tea, but not other caffeine products.

    Caffeine may be beneficial to some, but not to me. I watch my health and my husband's like a hawk. At our age we must do that. icon_sad.gif
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    Mar 09, 2015 11:23 PM GMT
    Amen Exmil8, alcohol (at least when you have 3 or more drinks) is certainly a diuretic!

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    Mar 09, 2015 11:27 PM GMT
    Svnw688 saidAmen Exmil8, alcohol (at least when you have 3 or more drinks) is certainly a diuretic!

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    Well we all know beer is! I very rarely drink beer.
  • metta

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    Mar 26, 2015 8:55 PM GMT
    Start Your Morning Right With an Alarm Clock That Makes You Coffee



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    http://mentalfloss.com/article/62482/start-your-morning-right-alarm-clock-makes-you-coffee

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