[Homeroast] Coffee Lovers keep on drinking...

John A C Despres johndespres at gmail.com
Wed Feb 10 08:00:51 CST 2010


Excellent, Laura! Where id you find it?

John

On Wed, Feb 10, 2010 at 6:47 AM, Ryan M. Ward
<silvercro_magnon at hotmail.com>wrote:

>
> "People drinking two or three cups were 40 percent less likely to have
> alcoholic cirrhosis. For people who drank four or more cups of coffee a day,
> there was an 80 percent reduction in risk. Researchers have no idea what it
> is in coffee that offers the benefit."
>
> I can't help but wonder how the alcohol variable was controlled in this
> study. Could it be that people who drink obnoxious amounts of coffee simply
> drink less alcohol and thus are less likely to develop cirrhosis? If so why?
> Could it be cultural? Perhaps the avid drinkers have found their vice in
> life and thus have no need for alcohol.
>
> Another variable worth considering would be to consider the relationship
> between income and alcohol consumption and compare that with the
> relationship between income and coffee consumption. (Not that there is any,
> I am just trying to think of possible third factors, income is usually a
> good place to look because it determines a lot).
>
> Were these issues addressed in the article?
>
> Thanks for posting this- Brain Candy! Thinking about science and math is
> always fun!
> --
> Ryan M. Ward
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> > From: laurajcarey at gmail.com
> > To: homeroast at lists.sweetmariascoffee.com
> > Date: Wed, 10 Feb 2010 01:40:59 -0800
> > Subject: Re: [Homeroast] Coffee Lovers keep on drinking...
> >
> > Coffee Lovers, keep on drinking
> >
> >
> >
> > I found this little tid-bit of information that you will all find
> > interesting.
> >
> >
> >
> >
> > Coffee Protects Liver
> >
> >
> > Drinking coffee might protect against the progressive liver damage that
> > results from excess drinking and alcoholism. Consuming coffee seems to
> offer
> > a protective benefit against alcoholic cirrhosis, and the more coffee a
> > person consumes the less risk they seem to have of dying from alcoholic
> > cirrhosis. People drinking one cup of coffee a day were 20 percent less
> > likely to have alcoholic cirrhosis. People drinking two or three cups
> were
> > 40 percent less likely to have alcoholic cirrhosis. For people who drank
> > four or more cups of coffee a day, there was an 80 percent reduction in
> > risk. Researchers have no idea what it is in coffee that offers the
> benefit.
> >
> >
> >
> > Laura
> >
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