Heavy coffee drinking linked to increase in death

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  1. chrischris

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    Imagine bus drivers ,truckers and other drivers and regular commuters and airlne pilots SANS cafe... Many deaths . so thanks to coffee the roads are somewhat safer .
     
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  2. El Diablo

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    I got a chance to actually read the study the OP cites here, and it's pretty unimpressive. First of all, the authors were really looking to find an association between coffee use and cardiac death, and found NO CORRELATION whatsoever. Increased mortality was due to any number of other things, including suicide, infections, and respiratory disorders. This is noteworthy as it's long been known that psychiatric patients tend to be heavy coffee drinkers, and also tend to die earlier from any number of diseases (schizophrenics have a lifespan about 20 years less than normal). People with respiratory illnesses are well known to drink lots of coffee, perhaps because caffeine is chemically very similar to the theophylline type drugs that help dilate bronchi. The authors couldn't even speculate about the increase in infection deaths. In brief, the authors didn't find what they expected to find, and rather found a potpourri of increased deaths from reasons they could not readily explain, and no correlation with increased mortality until one exceeded four cups a day.
     
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  3. Frank Silbermann

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    I would be skeptical of the results unless they correlated for sleep hygiene. (I.e., sufficient sleep, regular hours, etc.)
     
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  4. sureshs

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    Yes, see this, especially the debunking:

    http://www.sjsu.edu/faculty/watkins/longevity.htm

    "The t-ratio for the slope coefficient is an insignificant 0.15, confirming that there is no dependence of lifetime heartbeats on the scale of animal size.

    If a heart is good for just a fixed number of beats, say one billion, then heart longevity is this fixed quota of beats divided by the heart rate. From the above equation for heart rate, lifespan (limited by heart function) would be proportional to scale raised to the 0.6 power."
     
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  5. ollinger

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    coffee linked to lower suicide risk!

    Yes kids, a group from Harvard analyzed three large studies retrospectively and found that drinking at least three cups a day was correlated with a 50% lower suicide rate compared with drinking one cup or less. They went further and looked at other beverages, concluding that caffeine (which has well know effects on activity of some neurotransmitters) was the protective ingredient.
     
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  6. -RF-

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    Coffee tastes like absolute **** anyway. Can't see what others see in it. Tea>Coffee
     
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  7. rdis10093

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    bring it, the good die young
     
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  8. 3fees

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    If that is true office workers will dead quite soon.

    :shock:
     
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