Wednesday, August 29, 2007

For Those Who Enjoy Drinking Coffee

A Harvard PhD researcher analyzed 8 separate studies in 2005 and found that adults who drink 6-7 cups of coffee every day slash their risks of diabetes by over ONE THIRD over those who drank just 2 cups a day.

Another study focusing solely on women showed similar results: A 13% reduction in diabetes risk for females who drank 2 cups daily, and as much as a 40% drop for those who consumed 4 or more cups each day!

Drinking coffee also had positive effects on the risk of Parkinson's disease and colon cancer...

According to some new Italian research highlighted in a Reuters health article in June 2007, both men and women who drank at least 28 cups of coffee every week enjoyed as much as a 60 PERCENT reduction in their risk of a certain type of liver cancer (hepatocellular carcinoma) over those who drank less than 14 cups a week...

This risk reduction was not seen among decaf drinkers or among those favoring tea.

~ William Campbell Douglass II, M.D.

7 Comments:

Blogger erp said...

Italian research? Is that like German pasta?

August 29, 2007 1:24 PM  
Blogger Hey Skipper said...

Wow!

I've reduced my risk of diabetes by 4/3!

August 29, 2007 4:35 PM  
Blogger Peter Burnet said...

Unfortunately, the whole advantage is cancelled out by organic broccoli.

August 29, 2007 5:49 PM  
Blogger Mike Beversluis said...

Pardon the self-reference, but I am completely on board.

NB, another study, or better yet, another meta-study will soon come out with the opposite conclusion.

August 29, 2007 6:11 PM  
Blogger Oroborous said...

Skipper:

PLEASE tell me that you don't drink 24 cups of coffee a day.

Mike:

Self-reference welcomed here. (Up to a point, which point nobody has come even remotely near - yet).

August 29, 2007 8:47 PM  
Blogger Hey Skipper said...

Ooops. Bad public math.

That must mean my risk is down by nearly four and a half thirds.



Well, no. On average, right around four cups a day.

Since I don't have a hint of diabetes, that must mean the study is true, right?

Isn't that how these things work?

August 30, 2007 2:10 AM  
Blogger David said...

Remember when I said that all meta-studies are garbage? That obviously didn't include this excellent study.

August 30, 2007 4:56 AM  

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