Tuesday, March 12, 2013

Coffee Actually Makes You Live Longer?

Okay, so according to Dr Neal Freedman, one of the researchers from the National Cancer Institute, Coffee contains some good stuff and some bad stuff. But the good stuff might actually be really beneficial to your health. Staving off death being the most -- uhh, life altering?

"Coffee contains more than 1000 compounds that might affect the risk of death. The most well-studied compound is caffeine, although similar associations for caffeinated and decaffeinated coffee in the current study and a previous study suggest that, if the relationship between coffee consumption and mortality were causal, other compounds in coffee—for example, antioxidants, including polyphenols—might be important."

All of which means, of course, that next time someone says you're drinking too much coffee, you know exactly what to say. [NEJM via The Telegraph]

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