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Do Scientists Live Longer Because of Coffee?

December 26, 2012

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Somewhere between the cell culture hood, microscope room, and lab bench there is a cup of coffee waiting for most scientists. A requirement to stay awake during slow research days, scientists have been identified as the #1 coffee drinkers in the workplace. Neural stimulation and frequent trips to the bathroom are not the only effects of coffee. Did you know coffee also has a beaker full of health benefits?

One of the top research papers of 2012 on social media was Association of coffee drinking with total and cause-specific mortality. The results remain unclear, however, other papers suggest that coffee (in moderation) provides these benefits:

  • less likely to have type 2 diabetes, Parkinson’s disease, and Alzheimer’s disease
  • fewer cases of certain cancers, heart rhythm problems, and strokes
  • an increase in beneficial bacteria in your belly
  • a lower risk of dementia
  • a lower risk of depression in women

Scientists, remember moderation is key–no more than 2-3 cups/day and you might live longer. How many cups do you drink? Take the poll below, and have a happy day.

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  1. December 27, 2012 3:23 AM

    As a coffee lover, I love hearing news like this!

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