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Thu Nov 21, 2013, 08:45 AM

Coffee as medicine? Japanese scientists show how it helps the heart

The next time you take a coffee break, you might want to consider a triple espresso. The extra caffeine may reduce your risk of dying from cardiovascular disease.

A study presented Wednesday at the American Heart Assn.ís Scientific Sessions meeting offers new evidence that coffee boosts the function of small blood vessels in people who are already healthy.

Researchers in Japan recruited 27 young adults in their 20s to participate in the study. None of them were regular coffee drinkers, but they agreed to consume two 5-ounce cups of joe for the sake of science.

On one of the days, the coffee was caffeinated. On the other day, they drank decaf. They werenít told which was which. Neither were the researchers, who measured the volunteersí blood pressure and blood flow after they finished their beverages.

http://www.latimes.com/science/sciencenow/la-sci-sn-coffee-caffeine-blood-vessels-20131120,0,1691082.story

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bemildred Nov 2013 OP
NRaleighLiberal Nov 2013 #1
bemildred Nov 2013 #2
djean111 Nov 2013 #3
wendylaroux Nov 2013 #4
bemildred Nov 2013 #5
Blue Owl Nov 2013 #6
xchrom Nov 2013 #7

Response to bemildred (Original post)

Thu Nov 21, 2013, 08:48 AM

1. I love coffee....and especially love it when these stories emerge of its health benefits!

Home roaster since 2007...start off each day splitting a big French Press of the stuff with my wife.

(sadly, I just took the last sip of this morning's Ethiopian batch!)

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Response to NRaleighLiberal (Reply #1)

Thu Nov 21, 2013, 08:50 AM

2. Just ran some colombian dark roast through the expresso machine.

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Response to bemildred (Original post)

Thu Nov 21, 2013, 09:00 AM

3. Oh, dear, Big Pharma will now need to declare coffee a supplement, and attack it as such. n/t

 

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Response to bemildred (Original post)

Thu Nov 21, 2013, 09:05 AM

4. My doc told me it also helps

with breathing problems,like with humid weather,how you can't take deep breaths.

she said just to drink coffee, it makes breathing easier.

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Response to wendylaroux (Reply #4)

Thu Nov 21, 2013, 09:13 AM

5. Yes, I use it for mild asthma and hay fever at times.

Beats the heck out of diphen and the steroids IMHO.

I was told it's a "beta-blocker", whatever that is. Haven't looked into it further since it is clear it works for me.

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Response to bemildred (Original post)

Thu Nov 21, 2013, 11:04 AM

6. The aroma of fresh grounds is something divine

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Fri Nov 22, 2013, 07:50 AM

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