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    Coffee is now a health food: Myth or fact?

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    Post by graham64 on Wed Mar 04 2015, 22:40

    Study: Coffee protects people from type 2 diabetes, liver disease


    If you chose fact, you're right. New studies this week add to dozens more reporting the health benefits of coffee, including protection from type 2 diabetes, Parkinson's disease, liver disease, prostate cancer, Alzheimer's, computer back pain and more.

    But if you chose myth, you'd also be right. There are times when coffee is bad for you, and it depends on your genetics, your age and even how you make your coffee.

    Good to the last drop

    Coffee lovers rejoice! There are more studies than ever encouraging you to sip for your good health.

    A huge study of more than 25,000 coffee drinkers in South Korea shows that moderate daily consumption -- that's three to five cups a day -- is associated with a decreased risk for coronary artery calcium. CAC is a great predictor of future heart disease and hasn't been studied much in the past.

    Four cups of coffee a day was also recently found to moderately reduce one's risk for melanoma, a highly dangerous skin cancer. It has to be leaded, though; in the study decaffeinated coffee didn't provide any protection. The study supports a previous finding of a link between coffee and a reduced risk for basal cell carcinoma, the most common type of skin cancer.

    Another recent study looked at coffee consumption and multiple sclerosis. It found high coffee intake -- that's four to six cups a day -- reduced the risk of getting MS. So did drinking a lot of coffee over five to 10 years. Researchers now want to study coffee's impact on relapses and long-term disability in MS.

    Add this to the existing research on Parkinson's and Alzheimer's, and investigators now believe coffee could be neuroprotective, meaning that it is possible the drink is suppressing the production of inflammatory markers in the brain. And it may be more than the caffeine in coffee that's responsible. Researchers are starting to look at other compounds in coffee that may help as well.

    Before you run off to your favorite coffee spot for a double mocha latte, note one thing about these studies.

    Most research defines a "cup" of coffee at 5 to 8 ounces, about a 100mg of caffeine, and black or maybe with a bit of cream or sugar. It is not one of those 24-ounce monsters topped with caramel and whipped cream.

    Chock full o' studies

    Coffee has been studied a lot, and not just recently.

    The Harvard Health Professionals Follow-Up Study, which began in 1986, and the Nurses' Health Study, which started in 1976, have been following coffee consumption habits of healthy men and women for decades.

    "We did not find any relationship between coffee consumption and increased risk of death from any cause, death from cancer, or death from cardiovascular disease. Even people who drank up to six cups of coffee per day were at no higher risk of death," writes Dr. Rob van Dam of Harvard's School of Health.

    So why was coffee given a bad rap for so long?


    Earlier studies didn't always factor out serious health behaviors that used to go along with coffee, such as smoking and a lack of physical activity. Today's coffee drinker doesn't necessarily fit that mold and researchers are more likely to screen for those behaviors in their results.

    Read more: http://www.channel3000.com/health/coffee-is-now-a-health-food-myth-or-fact/31606202?


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    Post by mo1905 on Wed Mar 04 2015, 23:03

    Tough keeping up with these studies lol ! It was tea the other day ! Someone is making a nice few quid out of these studies. If there are any beer manufacturers out there that will sponsor me to suggest regular intake of the amber nectar can help promote a good HbA1C, I'm game :-)


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    Post by zand on Thu Mar 05 2015, 11:26

    What about coffee enemas? They are meant to be really good! Smile
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    Post by Jan1 on Thu Mar 05 2015, 18:58

    @zand wrote:What about coffee enemas?  They are meant to be really good! Smile

    I referred to my friend Mr Google about this subject and found this .....

    " (NaturalNews) If you are truly serious about transforming your health in dramatic ways, implementing coffee enemas into your regular routine is essential for achieving the life-changing results you have always desired. No matter what dietary protocols, exercise routines, or lifestyle habits you embrace, coffee enemas can help you reach the next level of vibrant health that you might not have even thought possible. Here are seven specific ways that coffee enemas can drastically improve your health:


    Learn more: http://www.naturalnews.com/038429_health_benefits_coffee_enema_detox.html#ixzz3TXU8ZNiD

    All the best Jan
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    Post by Jan1 on Thu Mar 05 2015, 19:01

    @mo1905 wrote:Tough keeping up with these studies lol ! It was tea the other day ! Someone is making a nice few quid out of these studies. If there are any beer manufacturers out there that will sponsor me to suggest regular intake of the amber nectar can help promote a good HbA1C, I'm game :-)

    There would probably be a few more 'takers' for this Mo lol!

    For me I'm sticking with my daily cups of tea - interspersed with the occasional cup of coffee Smile

    All the best Jan
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    Post by mo1905 on Thu Mar 05 2015, 21:25

    @zand wrote:What about coffee enemas?  They are meant to be really good! Smile

    I wouldn't mind the coffee but the cup & saucer must be excruciating !


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    Post by horfilmania on Sat Mar 07 2015, 00:46

    @mo1905 wrote:
    @zand wrote:What about coffee enemas?  They are meant to be really good! Smile

    I wouldn't mind the coffee but the cup & saucer must be excruciating !
    lol

    I enjoy my two cups of coffee daily only because I love coffee. Tea contains salicylates so it's off the menu. The study reveals that I need at least 3 cups to gain a benefit but I don't care. I don't need 3 cups.
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    Post by Two Collies on Sun Mar 08 2015, 13:28

    @zand wrote:What about coffee enemas?  They are meant to be really good! Smile
    But remember to let the coffee cool a bit!
    Piping hot = Shocked affraid
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    Post by Paul1976 on Sun Mar 08 2015, 13:31

    The ultimate ring sting!! freakout


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    Post by zand on Sun Mar 08 2015, 14:46

    Paul wrote:The ultimate ring sting!! freakout

    lol yeh. Shocked
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    Post by thinestever82 on Sun Jan 31 2016, 23:38

    I have read that for those already having diabetes maybe harmful cause can raise BG and increase insulin resistance. What is true then?? Rolling Eyes
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    Post by graham64 on Mon Feb 01 2016, 22:26

    @thinestever82 wrote:I have read that for those already having diabetes maybe harmful cause can raise BG and increase insulin resistance. What is true then?? Rolling Eyes

    For me coffee has minimal effects on BG, only way to find out is to test before and after drinking a cup  Very Happy


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    Post by Jan1 on Sat Jan 19 2019, 18:21

    Coffee is now a health food: Myth or fact? Coffeedrinking


    I thought this article fitted well into this (older) thread and postings …  Smile

    Six Points That May Convince You to Drink More Coffee !

    Kris Gunnars BSc writes:
    "Coffee is a rich source of antioxidants. In fact, people in Western countries get more antioxidants from coffee than fruits and vegetables combined. Various studies show that coffee drinkers have a lower risk of many serious — and even fatal — diseases. Though most of this research is observational and cannot prove that coffee caused these beneficial effects, the evidence nonetheless suggests that — at the very least — coffee isn’t something to be feared.

    1. May Lower Your Risk of Type 2 Diabetes
    Multiple studies have shown that coffee drinkers are at a much lower risk of type 2 diabetes, one of the biggest health problems in the world.

    2. May Reduce Your Risk of Alzheimer's Disease
    Coffee drinkers have a reduced risk of Alzheimer's disease, the most common neurodegenerative disease in the world.

    3. May Lower Your Risk of Liver Cancer
    Coffee appears to have major benefits for liver health. Coffee drinkers have a much lower risk of cirrhosis, as well as liver cancer — the second most common cause of cancer death worldwide.

    4. Significantly Reduces Your Risk of Parkinson's Disease
    Numerous studies show that people who drink caffeinated coffee — but not decaf — have a lower risk of Parkinson's disease.

    5. May Lower Your Risk of Depression and Suicide
    Studies show that coffee drinkers have a lower risk of depression and up to a 55% lower risk of suicide.

    6. May Lower Your Risk of Early Death
    Drinking 4–5 cups of coffee per day has been linked to a reduced risk of early death, likely due to coffee’s antioxidant content and its ability to protect against serious health conditions.

    The Bottom Line
    Moderate coffee consumption may reduce your risk of type 2 diabetes and liver cancer, as well as Alzheimer’s and Parkinson’s disease. It may even help you live longer. If you want to reap these benefits, be sure to avoid unhealthy additives like sugar and don't drink coffee late in the day if it tends to disrupt your sleep. With its powerful antioxidants and beneficial effects on health, coffee may be one of the healthiest beverages on the planet."

    The above words are just a snippet from Kris's post. Please use the link below to see the full article which includes research and related links plus graphs that may convince you that drinking coffee is a good idea - please read it in full here

    https://www.healthline.com/nutrition/6-graphs-that-convince-you-to-drink-more-coffee

    All the best Jan
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    Post by yoly on Sun Jan 20 2019, 19:42

    For many coffee is the main anti-oxidant and natural substance they consume. So there is were maybe the benefit is found. Some don't use it because of the caffeine, but some of the latest research say that the benefit is from toasting the coffee bean. The more is toasted the more and more beneficial, so that it can be decaf coffee.

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