[Homeroast] Coffee Lovers keep on drinking...

Laura Carey laurajcarey at gmail.com
Wed Feb 10 14:38:55 CST 2010

To all...


Sorry, it wasn't meant to be torn apart.   ;(


I just meant this as a "bravo" for our coffee drinking (Not in excess) and
maybe, just maybe it does the body good!


I'm with you Bob...  Where is that Cosmo?


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Subject: Re: [Homeroast] Coffee Lovers keep on drinking...


Phooey...  I was all set to buy another bottle of malt whisky and more 

beans.  And >then< you went and injected logic in to this!  ;-)






> "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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