[Homeroast] Coffee Lovers keep on drinking...

Ryan M. Ward silvercro_magnon at hotmail.com
Wed Feb 10 18:52:01 CST 2010

Well geez! Don't let me stop you!! Just make sure you bring enough for the whole class!

Ryan M. Ward

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> From: peatmonster at comcast.net
> To: homeroast at lists.sweetmariascoffee.com
> Date: Wed, 10 Feb 2010 07:01:08 -0800
> 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!  ;-)
> (vbg)
> Bob
> > "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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