Coffee for your health

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The Healthiest Drink in the World
That's it. The contest is over. We knew coffee lowered the risk of heart disease, thwarted different types of cancer, protected your liver, lowered your risk of type 2 diabetes, and made you live longer in general, but the results of a new study cinch it.

Coffee, I'm naming you the healthiest drink in the world.

Granted, your previous accomplishments were all praiseworthy, but when the American Journal of Clinical Nutrition reported that drinking coffee has been found to elevate testosterone while simultaneously lowering estrogen in both men and women, I ordered the cake, rented out the local Moose Lodge, sent out all the invites, and blew up all the celebratory balloons for your coronation.

What They Did
Epidemiologists from Harvard University looked at data from 15,551 women and 7,397 men who'd participated in the Nurses' Health Study and the Health Professionals Follow-Up study.

They wanted to know how drinking coffee affected C-peptide levels, estrone, total and free estradiol, total and free testosterone, total adipokinectin, high-molecular-weight adipokinectin, leptin, C-reactive protein, interleukin 6, and soluble tumor necrosis factor receptor 2, among other things.

What They Found
Compared with non-drinkers, subjects who drank four or more cups of coffee a day had lower concentrations of estrone (-6.4%), total estradiol (-5.7%), and free estradiol (-8.1%), while displaying higher levels of free testosterone (7.3% in women and 3.6% in men), and total testosterone (9.3% in women and 5.3% in men).

Levels of C-peptide, leptin, C-reactive protein, IL-6, and sTNFR-2 all went down too, while levels of the fat-burning hormome adipokinectin went up (9.3%).

The effects were dose dependent, meaning that while one daily cup of coffee had some beneficial effects, two cups worked better and three worked better still, while four or more cups showed maximum benefits. Perhaps surprisingly, it didn't seem to matter whether the participants were drinking caffeinated or decaffeinated coffee – the effects were largely similar.

The researchers concluded the following:

"Our data indicate that coffee consumption is associated with favorable profiles of numerous biomarkers in key metabolic and inflammatory pathways."

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So what is it about coffee that makes it so damn healthy to drink? It definitely has nothing to do with caffeine, as this study and numerous others – including at least one that measured the ergogenic benefits of coffee – found that the advantages were conveyed equally well by decaf coffees.

Instead, it likely has something to do with the over 1,000 biologically active compounds found in the drink, but while many of them are highly anti-inflammatory and anti-oxidative, there's one that appears to be particularly gifted in those areas. It's known as chlorogenic acid, or CGA.

Therefore it makes sense that we should seek out brews that are particularly rich in CGA. Here's how to make sure you're getting the stuff that raises testosterone and lowers estrogen the most:

Opt for Kenyan, Ethiopian, or Columbian, because coffee beans grown at high altitudes and near the equator have the highest amount of CGA.
If you're buying grocery store brands, opt for Dunkin' Donuts Original Blend and McCafe Premium Roast Decaf, medium roast.
As far as general CGA guidelines, keep the following in mind:

Flavored blends don't usually have a high CGA content because they typically use low-quality, low CGA beans (the artificial flavor negates the need for good-tasting, high-CGA beans).
Light and medium roast coffees preserve CGA, while dark roasts destroy them (along with generating undesirable byproducts like acrylamide, the carcinogen found in French fries and potato chips).
Use fresh ground coffee beans when possible. Pre-ground versions usually lack flavor and are short on CGA.
Very fine grinds are the most healthful, but also the most bitter. Medium grinds have an acceptable amount of CGA.
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True story, but it failed to note that decaf is only suitable for non-combatants.
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I don’t see how they can link caffeine with 3% to 7% fluctuations in estrogen and testosterone levels.



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Duncan wrote: Mon Sep 23, 2019 12:51 pm Is this for real or fake news ?

The Healthiest Drink in the World
That's it. The contest is over. We knew coffee lowered the risk of heart disease, thwarted different types of cancer, protected your liver, lowered your risk of type 2 diabetes, and made you live longer in general, but the results of a new study cinch it.
Fake news

It does not lower the risk of heart disease.
It does not reduce the likelihood of cancer.
It does not make people live longer.

It may (or may not) affect the levels of various hormones in the body. But to conclude these other things from that, is taking it too far.
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explorer wrote: Thu Sep 26, 2019 9:28 pm
Duncan wrote: Mon Sep 23, 2019 12:51 pm Is this for real or fake news ?

The Healthiest Drink in the World
That's it. The contest is over. We knew coffee lowered the risk of heart disease, thwarted different types of cancer, protected your liver, lowered your risk of type 2 diabetes, and made you live longer in general, but the results of a new study cinch it.
Fake news

It does not lower the risk of heart disease.
It does not reduce the likelihood of cancer.
It does not make people live longer.

It may (or may not) affect the levels of various hormones in the body. But to conclude these other things from that, is taking it too far.
I tend to have low blood pressure, so the alternative is pills or a good cup of strong Cambodian coffee. It certainly work's better for me.
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Coffee has genuine effects in the body. The most obvious one is making a person feel awake, when without it they may feel tired. It is useful, for example, if a person has to drive for many hours and begins to feel sleepy. Having coffee will help to keep them awake. This may even help prevent them from having an accident. There are other genuine effects, not so well known to some people. But to take this further and suggest it reduces the likelihood of cancer, and results in living longer, is just not true.
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:D
So you argue against clinical observations from Harvard Uni by opinion only with no empirical data as backup.

Genius.

A regular java habit is associated with a lower risk of Type 2 diabetes and Parkinson’s disease. Additionally, in one study, caffeine was linked to a lower risk of Alzheimer’s disease.
Coffee is an excellent source of antioxidants, which may help protect cells from damage.
Higher consumption of coffee – caffeinated and decaf alike – was associated with a lower risk of total mortality, including deaths attributed to heart disease, nervous system diseases and suicide.
More specifically, habitual coffee drinking has been linked to a lower risk of coronary heart disease in women.

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Recent studies have generally found no connection between coffee and an increased risk of heart disease or cancer.

In fact, some studies have found an association between coffee consumption and decreased overall mortality and possibly cardiovascular mortality, although this may not be true in younger people who drink large amounts of coffee.

https://www.mayoclinic.org/healthy-life ... q-20058339

1. Can Improve Energy Levels and Make You Smarter
Coffee can help people feel less tired and increase energy levels (1Trusted Source, 2).

That’s because it contains a stimulant called caffeine — the most commonly consumed psychoactive substance in the world (3).

After you drink coffee, the caffeine is absorbed into your bloodstream. From there, it travels to your brain (4).

In the brain, caffeine blocks the inhibitory neurotransmitter adenosine.

When this happens, the amount of other neurotransmitters like norepinephrine and dopamine increases, leading to enhanced firing of neurons (5, 6Trusted Source).

Many controlled studies in humans show that coffee improves various aspects of brain function — including memory, mood, vigilance, energy levels, reaction times and general mental function (7, 8, 9).

SUMMARY
Caffeine blocks an inhibitory neurotransmitter in your brain, which causes a stimulant effect. This improves energy levels, mood and various aspects of brain function.
2. Can Help You Burn Fat
Caffeine is found in almost every commercial fat-burning supplement — and for good reason. It’s one of the few natural substances proven to aid fat burning.

Several studies show that caffeine can boost your metabolic rate by 3–11% (10Trusted Source, 11Trusted Source).

Other studies indicate that caffeine can specifically increase fat burning by as much as 10% in obese individuals and 29% in lean people (12Trusted Source).

However, it’s possible that these effects diminish in long-term coffee drinkers.

SUMMARY
Several studies show that caffeine can increase fat burning and boost your metabolic rate.

3. Can Drastically Improve Physical Performance
Caffeine stimulates your nervous system, signaling fat cells to break down body fat (13Trusted Source, 14).

But it also increases epinephrine (adrenaline) levels in your blood (15Trusted Source, 16Trusted Source).

This is the fight-or-flight hormone, which prepares your body for intense physical exertion.

Caffeine breaks down body fat, making free fatty acids available as fuel (17Trusted Source, 18).

Given these effects, it’s unsurprising that caffeine can improve physical performance by 11–12%, on average (20Trusted Source, 29).

Therefore, it makes sense to have a strong cup of coffee about half an hour before you head to the gym.

SUMMARY
Caffeine can increase adrenaline levels and release fatty acids from your fat tissues. It also leads to significant improvements in physical performance.
4. Contains Essential Nutrients
Many of the nutrients in coffee beans make their way into the finished brewed coffee.

A single cup of coffee contains (21):

Riboflavin (vitamin B2): 11% of the Reference Daily Intake (RDI).
Pantothenic acid (vitamin B5): 6% of the RDI.
Manganese and potassium: 3% of the RDI.
Magnesium and niacin (vitamin B3): 2% of the RDI.
Though this may not seem like a big deal, most people enjoy several cups per day — allowing these amounts to quickly add up.

SUMMARY
Coffee contains several important nutrients, including riboflavin, pantothenic acid, manganese, potassium, magnesium and niacin.
5. May Lower Your Risk of Type 2 Diabetes
Type 2 diabetes is a major health problem, currently affecting millions of people worldwide.

It’s characterized by elevated blood sugar levels caused by insulin resistance or a reduced ability to secrete insulin.

For some reason, coffee drinkers have a significantly reduced risk of type 2 diabetes.

Studies observe that people who drink the most coffee have a 23–50% lower risk of getting this disease. One study showed a reduction as high as 67% (22, 23Trusted Source, 24Trusted Source, 25, 26).

According to a large review of 18 studies in a total of 457,922 people, each daily cup of coffee was associated with a 7% reduced risk of type 2 diabetes (27Trusted Source).

SUMMARY
Several observational studies show that coffee drinkers have a much lower risk of type 2 diabetes, a serious condition that affects millions of people worldwide.
6. May Protect You From Alzheimer's Disease and Dementia
Alzheimer's disease is the most common neurodegenerative disease and the leading cause of dementia worldwide.

This condition usually affects people over 65, and there is no known cure.

However, there are several things you can do to prevent the disease from occurring in the first place.

This includes the usual suspects like eating healthy and exercising, but drinking coffee may be incredibly effective as well.

Several studies show that coffee drinkers have up to a 65% lower risk of Alzheimer's disease (28, 29Trusted Source).

SUMMARY
Coffee drinkers have a much lower risk of getting Alzheimer's disease, which is a leading cause of dementia worldwide.
7. May Lower Your Risk of Parkinson's
Parkinson's disease is the second most common neurodegenerative condition, right behind Alzheimer's.

It’s caused by the death of dopamine-generating neurons in your brain.

As with Alzheimer's, there is no known cure, which makes it that much more important to focus on prevention.

Studies show that coffee drinkers have a much lower risk of Parkinson's disease, with a risk reduction ranging from 32–60% (30, 31, 32Trusted Source, 33).

In this case, the caffeine itself appears to be beneficial, as people who drink decaf don't have a lower risk of Parkinson's (34Trusted Source).

SUMMARY
Coffee drinkers have up to a 60% lower risk of getting Parkinson's disease, the second most common neurodegenerative disorder.
8. May Protect Your Liver
Your liver is an amazing organ that carries out hundreds of important functions.

Several common diseases primarily affect the liver, including hepatitis, fatty liver disease and many others.

Many of these conditions can lead to cirrhosis, in which your liver is largely replaced by scar tissue.

Interestingly, coffee may protect against cirrhosis — people who drink 4 or more cups per day have up to an 80% lower risk (35Trusted Source, 36Trusted Source, 37Trusted Source).

SUMMARY
Coffee drinkers have a much lower risk of cirrhosis, which can be caused by several diseases that affect the liver.
9. Can Fight Depression and Make You Happier
Depression is a serious mental disorder that causes a significantly reduced quality of life.

It’s very common, as about 4.1% of people in the US currently meet the criteria for clinical depression.

In a Harvard study published in 2011, women who drank 4 or more cups of coffee per day had a 20% lower risk of becoming depressed (38Trusted Source).

Another study in 208,424 individuals found that those who drank 4 or more cups per day were 53% less likely to die by suicide (39Trusted Source).

SUMMARY
Coffee appears to lower your risk of developing depression and may dramatically reduce suicide risk.
10. May Lower Risk of Certain Types of Cancer
Cancer is one of the world's leading causes of death. It is characterized by uncontrolled cell growth in your body.

Coffee appears to be protective against two types of cancer: liver and colorectal cancer.

Liver cancer is the third leading cause of cancer death in the world, while colorectal cancer ranks fourth (40Trusted Source).

Studies show that coffee drinkers have up to a 40% lower risk of liver cancer (41, 42).

Similarly, one study in 489,706 people found that those who drank 4–5 cups of coffee per day had a 15% lower risk of colorectal cancer (43Trusted Source).

SUMMARY
Liver and colorectal cancer are the third and fourth leading causes of cancer death worldwide. Coffee drinkers have a lower risk of both.
11. Doesn’t Cause Heart Disease and May Lower Stroke Risk
It’s often claimed that caffeine can increase your blood pressure.

This is true, but with a rise of only 3–4 mm/Hg, the effect is small and usually dissipates if you drink coffee regularly (44Trusted Source, 45Trusted Source).

However, it may persist in some people, so keep that in mind if you have elevated blood pressure (46Trusted Source, 47).

That being said, studies don’t support the idea that coffee raises your risk of heart disease (48Trusted Source, 49).

On the contrary, there is some evidence that women who drink coffee have a reduced risk (50).

Some studies also show that coffee drinkers have a 20% lower risk of stroke (51Trusted Source, 52Trusted Source).

SUMMARY
Coffee may cause mild increases in blood pressure, which usually diminish over time. Coffee drinkers do not have an increased risk of heart disease and have a slightly lower risk of stroke.
12. May Help You Live Longer
Given that coffee drinkers are less likely to get many diseases, it makes sense that coffee could help you live longer.

Several observational studies indicate that coffee drinkers have a lower risk of death.

In two very large studies, drinking coffee was associated with a 20% reduced risk of death in men and a 26% decreased risk of death in women, over 18–24 years (53Trusted Source).

This effect appears particularly strong in people with type 2 diabetes. In one 20-year study, individuals with diabetes who drank coffee had a 30% lower risk of death (54).

SUMMARY
Several studies show that coffee drinkers live longer and have a lower risk of premature death.
13. The Biggest Source of Antioxidants in the Western Diet
For people who eat a standard Western diet, coffee may be one of the healthiest aspects of their diet.

That's because coffee is quite high in antioxidants. Studies show that many people get more antioxidants from coffee than from fruits and vegetables combined (55Trusted Source, 56Trusted Source, 57).

In fact, coffee may be one of the healthiest beverages on the planet.

SUMMARY
Coffee is rich in powerful antioxidants, and many people get more antioxidants from coffee than from fruits and veggies combined.
The Bottom Line
Coffee is a highly popular beverage around the globe that boasts a number of impressive health benefits.

Not only can your daily cup of joe help you feel more energized, burn fat and improve physical performance, it may also lower your risk of several conditions, such as type 2 diabetes, cancer and Alzheimer’s and Parkinson’s disease.

In fact, coffee may even boost longevity.

If you enjoy its taste and tolerate its caffeine content, don’t hesitate to pour yourself a cup or more throughout the day.

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explorer wrote: Thu Sep 26, 2019 10:31 pm Coffee has genuine effects in the body. The most obvious one is making a person feel awake, when without it they may feel tired. It is useful, for example, if a person has to drive for many hours and begins to feel sleepy. Having coffee will help to keep them awake. This may even help prevent them from having an accident. There are other genuine effects, not so well known to some people. But to take this further and suggest it reduces the likelihood of cancer, and results in living longer, is just not true.
Ice also keeps you awake. Just because your eyes are open it does not mean your reflexes are up to scratch.
Research before has shown that 1 beer or one joint may improve your reflexes and awreness temporarily, but have more and they degrade rapidly. Coffe may stop you falling alsep but that does not mean you will not be tired and make errors. Like every other stimulant, caffeine can be useful in small doses
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I kind of agree.
Caffeine is a wonderful stimulant, but I fail to see how it can lower the risk of heart disease (what kind of disease by the way?), or how it could reduce cancer or increase life span.
Still my preferred beverage though.
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Duncan wrote: Mon Sep 23, 2019 12:51 pm Is this for real or fake news ?

The Healthiest Drink in the World
That's it. The contest is over. We knew coffee lowered the risk of heart disease, thwarted different types of cancer, protected your liver, lowered your risk of type 2 diabetes, and made you live longer in general, but the results of a new study cinch it.
Fake news

It does not lower the risk of heart disease.
It does not reduce the likelihood of cancer.
It does not make people live longer.

It may (or may not) affect the levels of various hormones in the body. But to conclude these other things from that, is taking it too far.


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There are a lot of factors in play determining what is actually in your cup.
How its prepared is a very big one, how it's roasted, how fresh it is, grind size and how long between grinding and brewing etc.
For instance, caffeine extraction increases with time in contact with hot water.
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