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Anyone else suspicious of all the coffee benefit claims?

Answered on August 19, 2014
Created May 17, 2011 at 11:06 PM

Don't get me wrong; I'm a huge coffee fan. But it seems that time and time again, we hear about the awesome health benefits of drinking coffee, such as this:

http://abcnews.go.com/Health/ProstateCancer/cups-java-day-cancer/story?id=13624057

The studies always seem to promote relatively heavy coffee drinking (multiple cups per day). Personally, I am having a hard time accepting that a beverage with such a potent drug can be so good for health in the long run, let alone in large doses. Sure, they often throw in the blood pressure disclaimer, but still.

Any thoughts?

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on May 18, 2011
at 12:20 PM

yup, Muzzle, they sound delicious ;)

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on May 18, 2011
at 12:12 PM

indeed i do, Muzzle ;)

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on May 18, 2011
at 08:35 AM

@tartare: any thoughts on Chocolate and Cheese? :)

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on May 18, 2011
at 08:29 AM

Coffee... a nice way to push yourself into adrenal fatigue on a low-carb diet that's already got you walking down that slippery slope.

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on May 18, 2011
at 05:28 AM

i know its a bit delusional but http://youtu.be/CIEj9zEt_cs

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on May 18, 2011
at 05:27 AM

i know it's somewhat delusional, and I like tea too but:

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on May 18, 2011
at 04:13 AM

@tartare: Interesting.

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on May 18, 2011
at 04:04 AM

because it always smells better than it tastes, but when the constellations align and the weather is just perfectly right with appropriate humidity, good coffee really does taste as good as it smells, and i am in constant vain search for that ideal.

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on May 17, 2011
at 11:41 PM

its my personal opinion that anything in excessive amounts is bad and moderation is the key to health.

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on May 18, 2011
at 03:34 AM

People like good news about their bad habits. Coffee is hilarious.

To anybody here who drinks it, why exactly do you? Just wondering. Maybe you could change my mind.

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(5136)

on May 18, 2011
at 12:12 PM

indeed i do, Muzzle ;)

Medium avatar

(5136)

on May 18, 2011
at 05:27 AM

i know it's somewhat delusional, and I like tea too but:

Medium avatar

(5136)

on May 18, 2011
at 05:28 AM

i know its a bit delusional but http://youtu.be/CIEj9zEt_cs

D05e94d3fa7fbf32eb56445ad932f654

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on May 18, 2011
at 08:35 AM

@tartare: any thoughts on Chocolate and Cheese? :)

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on May 18, 2011
at 04:13 AM

@tartare: Interesting.

Medium avatar

(5136)

on May 18, 2011
at 04:04 AM

because it always smells better than it tastes, but when the constellations align and the weather is just perfectly right with appropriate humidity, good coffee really does taste as good as it smells, and i am in constant vain search for that ideal.

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(5136)

on May 18, 2011
at 12:20 PM

yup, Muzzle, they sound delicious ;)

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on May 18, 2011
at 01:18 AM

"Men who drank six or more cups of coffee per day had a slightly lower risk of any form of prostate cancer and a substantially lower risk of lethal prostate cancer compared with non-coffee drinkers, according to the researchers" Six cup or more per day and a slightly lower risk?...... Hardly definitive.

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on May 17, 2011
at 11:31 PM

This posting by Dr T at Nephropal: At first I was not sure of any benefits because I did not understand the nomenclature. But appears to lower inflammation and assists the lipid panel. But after reading the comments of some folks that I know know their stuff, yes coffee at four cups or less does assist the body...how I am not quite sure...but I'll go with the comments. http://nephropal.blogspot.com/2010/04/coffee-and-inflammation.html#comments

Here is another Nephropal on coffee and cacao with comments also.

http://nephropal.blogspot.com/2009/10/beans-coffe-and-cacao.html

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on May 18, 2011
at 03:05 AM

Oh, PLEASE give me a reason to pick my coffee cup back up. I'm currently convinced that coffee is evil because of

A. it raises cortisol...leading to tummy blubber

and

B. it causes short term memory loss, and my short term memory has enough issues that I went off coffee along with trying this Paleo thing in hopes of getting my brain back.

all this I got from some blog

I think the real problem with coffee is that it tastes so awful that most people add so much garbage to it, and the added garbage is the real problem. Do you really think these studies are only covering people who drink black coffee all the time?

You all are so smart. Tell me the good outweighs the bad, especially if coconut milk can be my only garbage additive. (I could live with that, right??)

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on May 18, 2011
at 08:29 AM

Coffee... a nice way to push yourself into adrenal fatigue on a low-carb diet that's already got you walking down that slippery slope.

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