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Published on May 17th, 2012 | by Steven Hodson


Serious Coffee Drinkers Rejoice, Chances Are You’ll Live Longer

It never fails. Some study comes out saying something is horrendously bad for us but if you wait a couple of years yet another study of the same thing says it’s not so bad for you, in fact it might actually be good for you.

Case in point – coffee.

Remember a few years ago the plethora of studies that came out decrying how bad coffee was for us, that it was killing us, well maybe not killing but pretty darn close.

Well guess what – a new study has come out that says people who drink a large amount of coffee – four to five cups – tend to live longer than those who don’t.

This amazing turnabout came as a result of the National Institutes of Health – AARP Diet and Health Study which analyzed 13 years of data which found that coffee drinking correlated with a 12% decrease in the risk of death for men and a 16% decrease for women.

Now to be clear this isn’t a ‘clinical’ study but rather an ‘observational’ one which means that any time soon another study will come out saying that this is all nonsense. Until then however I’m breaking our the coffee maker again and cranking up the coffee level.

via Geekosystem



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Steven has been around the tech world long enough to see most of the stuff we think of cool happen before which leads to a certain bit of cynicism that has contributed to him being known as the cranky old fart of the Internet. Besides sharing some of the goodness that he finds with you here at 42x you can also find him curating some digital goodness at Winextra (tech type stuff) and Rotten Gumdrops (for your daily dose of WTF).

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