Friday, February 12, 2010

Make mine a double

Strong coffee might increase the risk of heart disease.

Within an hour of a single espresso, blood flow had reduced by an average of 22 per cent.
But when the volunteers drank a decaffeinated espresso, there was little or no change.
... previous studies have also highlighted coffees potential harmful effects, others point to many benefits.
Recent research showed one coffee a day could nearly halve the risk of dangerous cancers affecting the mouth and gullet, while other evidence suggest three a day can slash the risk of Alzheimers disease.
Brain function remains high, cancer risk reduced, sudden death after active life. What's not to like?


Brian, follower of Deornoth said...

Oh no, Peter, it's not what you like, it's what is good for you. Since you can't be trusted to know what is good for you, the state must decide.

Anonymous said...

People are always researching food and finding it is good or bad for you.
Is there anything you can eat or drink that has no health or moral harm or benefit?
apart from 'sherbert dabs' err - before your time - no doubt.

Clunking Fist said...

Eh? Sounds like it could be simple dehydration. The Italians often srve a glass of water with their coffee.

Weekend Yachtsman said...


Are the Righteous planning to ban coffee, do you think?

Nana said...

Oh, I wouldn't worry about them banning coffee...they'll be far to busy banning butter to bother.