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Old 05-17-2012, 09:58 AM
 
Location: Chicago
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I have always been fit, slim, energetic, focused, happy, and healthy. I rarely get sick (knock on wood!).

I have been drinking 6+ cups of coffee a day for 20+ years. I have never felt any ill effects from it, despite my SO and mom telling me I should cut down on it. I listen to my body.

Here is another study citing the benefits of coffee drinking....

Coffee drinking linked to longer life - CNN.com

The new study is by far the largest of its kind to date. As part of a joint project with the AARP, researchers from the National Institutes of Health followed more than 400,000 healthy men and women between the ages of 50 and 71 for up to 13 years, during which 13% of the participants died.

Men and women who drank six or more cups per day were 10% and 15% less likely, respectively, to die during the study.


I LOVE MY COFFEE!
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Old 05-17-2012, 10:01 AM
 
Location: Las Flores, Orange County, CA
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I have always been fit, slim, energetic, focused, happy, and healthy. I rarely get sick (knock on wood!).
Thank your parents (genes).
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Old 05-17-2012, 10:04 AM
 
Location: Chicago
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Thank your parents (genes).
Parents and coffee too!

I think people underestimate the health benefits of coffee.

p.s. My Italian grandma lived to 100 (1900 - 2000) and drank espresso all day! Italians drink a lot of coffee and they live a long time - I think there is a connection. It's not just the olive oil / Mediterranean diet.
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Old 05-17-2012, 02:14 PM
 
Location: In a house
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Parents and coffee too!

I think people underestimate the health benefits of coffee.

p.s. My Italian grandma lived to 100 (1900 - 2000) and drank espresso all day! Italians drink a lot of coffee and they live a long time - I think there is a connection. It's not just the olive oil / Mediterranean diet.
I'm guessing a lifetime of physical work instead of sitting at a computer surfing the internet all day might've had something to do with it.
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Old 05-17-2012, 03:50 PM
 
Location: Chicago
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I'm guessing a lifetime of physical work instead of sitting at a computer surfing the internet all day might've had something to do with it.
She was very active, but she wasn't a day laborer. She owned an Italian shoe company. Her diet was very important to her and included heavy:

black coffee
red wine
dark chocolate
olive oil
yogurt
tomatoes
fish
spinach

I try to emulate her diet. There is great longevity on that side of my family (my aunts, uncles, etc. lived to be 100 or close to it with virtually no illnesses) and they all ate like this. It is diet, exercise, AND genes. There have been quite a few studies about the people from this area of Italy and how diet contributes to their longevity. I still think black coffee helps and now a new AARP and NIH study supports that.
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Old 05-17-2012, 03:52 PM
 
Location: Las Flores, Orange County, CA
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My Italian grandma
One data point.
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Old 05-17-2012, 04:06 PM
 
Location: Dallas TX
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I am Italian, and not even close.
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Old 05-17-2012, 04:59 PM
 
Location: Chicago
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I am Italian, and not even close.
Close to what?

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One data point.
So you believe it is all genes? I also include healthy diet (including coffee) and exercise as data points.

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Old 05-17-2012, 05:15 PM
 
Location: Chicago
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Coffee - Health Benefits of Coffee – Coffee As A Super Health and Anti Aging Food

Coffee – An Overlooked Health and Anti Aging Food

In the past, coffee (like wine) has been overlooked as a healthy food.

Why Coffee Is A Superfood?

It looks like coffee has two main ways of improving the health of your body: antioxidants and caffeine. Both these substances have health and anti aging benefits. Antioxidants, for example, help your body repair damage to cells caused by free radicals (which are produced as a byproduct of cells just doing their daily thing). Caffeine has been shown to help improve a range of symptoms and may even be important in fighting of Parkinson’s Disease and other age-related brain problems. Coffee is loaded with both antioxidants and caffeine, and each has different potential benefits for improving health and reducing the risk of chronic illnesses.

Below are some of the major findings about health, life expectancy and coffee.

Heart Disease (up to 25% reduction in mortality risk (for women))
Diabetes (up to 60% reduced risk)
Dementia (up to 65% reduced risk)
Colon Cancer (up to 25% reduced risk)
Cirrhosis (up to 80% reduced risk)
Gallstones (almost 50% reduced risk)
Parkinson’s Disease (up to 80% reduced risk – probably because of caffeine)
Headache Relief (because of the caffeine)
Asthma Relief (caffeine again)
Cavity Protection (because of anti-bacterial and anti-adhesive properties of compounds within coffee)
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Old 05-17-2012, 05:18 PM
 
Location: Great Plains
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I've always liked my coffee.
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