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Gato
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Jul 6th, 2018 06:36 AM   Edit   Profile  

For the last 40 years or so, I've watched my morning coffee habit be alternately pilloried or praised ...
it's good.
It's bad.
It prevents cancer.
It causes cancer.

I remember being stunned by large font headlines screaming that coffee was linked to pancreatic cancer. Remember that one?

A couple of weeks ago, we learned that the coffee bean roasting process produced carcinogens .....

This week it's a miracle beverage again, and I can sip guilt-free. In fact, it may increase my longevity.

Apparently there are over 1,000 chemicals in the brew, some of which are powerful anti-oxidants, successfully shooing away diabetes, Parkinson's and risk of stroke.

As science marches on, I'm hoping to see a comprehensive study proving that stepping in squishy sidewalk dog turds in bare feet, is actually beneficial .... I already know it gets my heart rate up, and leaping about on one foot has got to be improving my balance, right?

On the other hand, my decades of research have found no benefit whatsoever, in stepping on a wad of chewing gum on a hot asphalt parking lot. But then, I'm not a scientist.

Leftee
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Jul 6th, 2018 06:38 AM   Edit   Profile  

The roasting process produces carcinogens????

Ut oh

Our garage is cancer central. And it smells like heaven.

Leftee
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Jul 6th, 2018 07:10 AM   Edit   Profile  

Oh wait...

You live in CA.

In that state everything causes cancer and everything gets a label stating that.

Pinetree
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NW Pennsylvania

Jul 6th, 2018 07:45 AM   Edit   Profile  

Pretty sure I've never felt guilty about drinking anything.

Cautious, maybe... but not guilty.


Signed,
a guy who once drank grain alcohol straight from the bottle because somebody told him not to.

Leftee
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VA

Jul 6th, 2018 08:03 AM   Edit   Profile  

Life ends in death.

Always.

Montrealer
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Jul 6th, 2018 08:44 AM   Edit   Profile  

Coffee links with adenosine receptors in the brain. Because the adenosine receptors are “tied up”, we do not become sleepy, hence the “pick me up” effect of coffee.

On the other hand, alcohol destroys cells in the cerebellum, the control center of much of what goes on in the brain.

Personally, I do not like to mess around with my brain. Messing with the brain can not be good for a person. Age does that all by itself without additives to complicate matters.

Can you tell that I have been involved with an introductory course in neurology and the brain?

Taildragger
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an acquired taste some may never acquire
Jul 6th, 2018 09:00 AM   Edit   Profile  

OP was kinda long.

Had to drink a cup of coffee to keep myself awake while reading it...



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Idaho, USA

I miss Kelbo's
Jul 6th, 2018 09:04 AM   Edit   Profile  

I'm 67 and in reasonably good health. I'll drink my 20 oz of black French roast each day and take my chances. Most that are my age have 15-25 years left. I'm not gonna quit drinking coffee now.

I'm one who thinks coffee (straight up) offers more benefits than risks.

HenryJ
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Bogue Falaya River

is STILL dark and cold.
Jul 6th, 2018 08:24 PM   Edit   Profile  

I think worrying about what may be a carcinogen is more harmful to your health.

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Ooo that sandwich

is gonna get et
Jul 6th, 2018 08:41 PM   Edit   Profile  

I’ll never move to California. Too easy to get cancer there!

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Clawhammer Rules!
Jul 6th, 2018 08:52 PM   Edit   Profile  

For me the question is academic. I am going to drink coffee every morning no matter what any study shows, and at this point that could include alien mutations or whatever but dammit I AM having coffee at least four times a day, preferably five, and it will take restraints to prevent that. I don't have a problem, because it's legal.

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Being defenseless

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Jul 6th, 2018 11:33 PM   Edit   Profile  

Well rok, our government banned many substances due to one or two people dieing from overdosing.

So why not ban coffee?
I mean, it's addictive, raises blood pressure, increases heart rate,....

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Ooo that sandwich

is gonna get et
Jul 7th, 2018 04:25 AM   Edit   Profile  

The gubbermint will tax stamp it like hooch and smokes before they ban it.

Leftee
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Jul 7th, 2018 05:52 AM   Edit   Profile  

Coffee is the second most sought after commodity in the world.

#1 - crude oil.

Ironic that they’re both energy products.

Sharkie
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Jul 7th, 2018 06:01 AM   Edit   Profile  

I think George Carlin said it best:

“Saliva causes cancer, but only if swallowed in small amounts over a long period of time.”

vomer
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Slow horses,

fast women
Jul 7th, 2018 04:45 PM   Edit   Profile  

Well it definitely isn't good for me, although I love it. I just stopped (again) as it was giving me heartburn, and messing with my blood sugar levels. Ironically it is supposed to stabilise your blood sugar over longer periods and protect against diabetes.

Leftee
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Jul 7th, 2018 04:55 PM   Edit   Profile  

What kind of coffee, Vomer?

Mikeyguitar
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THAT...IS...RIGHT!
Jul 11th, 2018 09:18 AM   Edit   Profile  

This is the sort of stuff that drives me nuts.
I no longer pay much attention what "science" says is good for me or bad for me (nutritionally speaking). Or if the hole in the Ozone layer is getting bigger...or "climate change"...or the plastic in the ocean, or whatever the catastrophe of the hour is.
I use common sense. Something seemed wrong about microwaving food in plastic - so I don't.


But while we're on the topic - are eggs now good for you or bad for you? I've lost track.


:^D

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The older the violin

the sweeter the music.
Jul 11th, 2018 11:17 AM   Edit   Profile  

I'm a big fan of post-apocalypse literature. Earth Abides, Alas Babylon, The Road, those books.

A common theme amongst them is that the 3 most sought-after commodities after civilization is destroyed are whiskey, coffee, and .22 bullets.

Leftee
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Jul 11th, 2018 12:02 PM   Edit   Profile  

This should clear up the egg issue.

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