Health Benefits of Coffee a Recurring Theme in Harvard Research


haha I’m in my usual middle-of-the-night slog through the doom and just reading about coffee made me feel high and happy. Who knows or cares if the fancy Harvard people are right about coffee being some sort of health elixir.

Mmmm coffee.

Via: Harvard:

Coffee is everywhere, through history and across the world. And increasingly, science is demonstrating that its popularity is a good thing.  

Harvard scientists have for years put coffee under the microscope. Last year, researchers announced they had discovered six new human genes related to coffee and reconfirmed the existence of two others. The long-running Nurses’ Health Study has found that coffee protects against type 2 diabetes and cardiovascular disease. Researchers are continuing to follow up on 2001 findings that it protects against Parkinson’s disease.

The work at Harvard is just part of an emerging picture of coffee as a potentially powerful elixir against a range of ailments, from cancer to cavities.

One thought on “Health Benefits of Coffee a Recurring Theme in Harvard Research

  1. What a crock. There isn’t a dam-ed thing healthy about consuming coffee. The only thing that benefits from its use are the companies selling it, not the human condition. I’m not suggesting that a freshly brewed cup of java can’t be delicious and stimulating, but don’t let the spin doctors convince you into thinking it has health benefits, because there are none.

    The simple fact that they’re not boasting about the overwhelming derogatory aspects of it drives the point home.

    I’m sure this “study” was funded with outside bribe money and conducted by a host of Harvard students who were never qualified to attend the college in the first place, but if you want to do yourself a satisfying service, switch to whole-leaf tea and dump the whole-bean coffee.

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