Coffee is good for you. Coffee is loaded with anti-oxidants, reduces cardiovascular disease. It might also make you taller and better looking.
The good news for coffee drinkers comes from a report in the American Journal of Clinical Nutrition and is based on a study of 27,000 older women, followed for 15 years.
It found a reduced risk of cardiovascular disease by about 30 per cent in women who had a moderate intake of coffee. The analysis, part of the Iowa Women’s Health Study, found that up to 60 per cent of antioxidants in the diet may come from coffee.
Antioxidants protect cells from damage and reduce the inflammation that encourages arteries to narrow.
Active parts of coffee include caffeine and polyphenols. Polyphenols are also found in red wine and they too have been linked to a reduction in the risk of cardiovascular diseases in people who drink one to three glasses of red wine a day. The researchers in the Iowa study also pointed out that a Scottish survey of 11,000 men and women found that coffee drinking was associated with a reduction in deaths from all causes.
I’m not so sure of that last part, that coffee drinking is associated with a reduction in deaths. The chances of death are still reported at around 100% and haven’t changed in a very long time. Still, any chance to be taller and better looking is worth taking.
Doug over at Coffeeswirls needs to know right away.
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Well, it did say a reduction in death “from all causes”. I figure there aren’t that many people to begin with who die from all causes – ususally one cause is sufficient.
How much is considered moderate intake?
I’m pretty sure that I exceed moderation in this vice –
Now, they are going to find that sirloin steak and baked potatoes covered in sour cream is a health food – but only if followed by a big helping of pecan pie. Ahhhhh- nirvana.
I’m not especially tall, but I sure am good looking! 😛
Good catch, Jo. Usually only 1 or 2 causes is sufficient.
Sean, how many cups *do* you drink?
Doug, more coffee if you want to be taller! 🙂