I'm 65, and in good health, except when I have Crohn's Disease flareups. I drink at least two cups of black French roast coffee per day. I have no idea if coffee helps with general health, but I'm quite sure that it's a stimulant that will keep you awake and somewhat alert when tired. I used to drink from 10 to 12 cups of coffee, sometimes with cream and sugar, sometimes not, per day. And during that time I felt good and healthy. So, I have to conclude, from personal experience, that coffee drinking isn't important, for me anyway, one way or the other. So, when I feel like having a cup of coffee ... I do.
I'm 27, almost 28 and if I never have a cup of coffee it will be too soon. Yuck!
Well, I think that's a good attitude. I don't know, but my guess would be that consuming coffee certainly isn't in any way necessary for, or inducive to, good health.
My point was that, apparently, it doesn't hurt either.
I like coffee, so I drink it. I'm glad to know that, at the very least, it is not harmful to anything other than my teeth. The downside is that if I go a day without drinking, I get "the headache." The flipside to that, is the remedy: 3 advil and a good long sleep. Next day, with a coffee in hand, is wonderful.
That's my only vice, so be it.
That's interesting. I've never experienced any such withdrawal symptoms. Sometimes I'll go days without having coffee or tea, and don't think about it. Some days I'm probably drinking more cups of the stuff than I should. Curious.
I'm a tea-sipping elitist myself.
Looks steady to me:
Awesome. Drink my coffee black too. Gotta have a cup of Jo every morning too. My friend who is a surgeon also likes to tout coffee drinking with lower incidences of AZ. Caffeine in moderation is wonderful.
Oh I'm not saying that coffee is some terrible drink that is horrible for you, I just can't stand the taste lol.
Many people experience withdrawal symptoms such as headaches, fatigue, irritability, etc.
I've been drinking coffee since I was 12, and tea before that. I'm not about to stop. I drink about 1-2 pints/day, and sometimes more depending. I've had those nasty headaches when going a day without coffee, but more recently, it hasn't been much of a problem.
No it doesn't. No matter how much coffee you drink, you're still going to die.
Then on the other hand, it doesn't increase the risk either.
Neither does potassium cyanide.
The claim is not that it eliminates the risk of death, Jimmy.
True. The claim is that it decreases the risk of death. I'm just pointing out that it doesn't.
I think we can all agree that it's supposed to be the risk of earlier death, not the risk of death.
What? You're picking on the fact the thread title abbreviates the full claim?
Herein lies the flaw in the study.
Go ahead and analyze it, then.
OK, Jimmy has PM'ed me that he was joking. I didn't catch it because I was fully expecting someone, or several people, to attempt to deconstruct the study when I posted it. (It seems kinda loose to me, open to much questioning.)
Everyone may proceed with their coffee.
Given how much coffee* I drink, I'm suspect that it might actually decrease my risk of eventual death. Although I concede that my other vices might get me in the end.
*(For years I've called "coffee" "sacred fluid of life.")
Then again, I don't believe in life before coffee, so I guess it doesn't really matter.
Nonsense, everyone knows that Zeus drank Mountain Dew, aka "The Nectar of the Gods" to stay immortal. It was like Popeye's spinach to him.
I made the joke first, and nobody responded. :-(
My bad. I didn't follow the link and ended up repeating your joke. If it's any consolation, yours was funnier.
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