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Coffee Linked to Extreme Longevity - Vital Choice

Coffee Linked to Extreme Longevity - Vital Choice | Longevity science | Scoop.it

Countering some minor concerns (see our sidebar, “Coffee concerns: minor at most”), growing evidence indicate that coffee is probably a preventive-health powerhouse.
 
There’s little doubt that coffee’s promise stems from its abundance of highly healthful polyphenol-type compounds.
 
Although polyphenols are often called antioxidants, they don’t exert direct antioxidant effects in the body. Instead, they influence gene expression to produce antioxidant, anti-inflammatory, and other beneficial effects.

 

 

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Three coffees a day keeps dementia away, say researchers

Three coffees a day keeps dementia away, say researchers | Longevity science | Scoop.it

In a recent study, maintaining high blood levels of caffeine appeared to help adults over 65 ward off Alzheimer's disease. The study participants started with mild cognitive impairment, but none of the participants with higher blood levels developed Alzheimer's during the 2-4 year period.

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Coffee may offer bowel cancer protection: Study

Coffee may offer bowel cancer protection: Study | Longevity science | Scoop.it
Consumption of four or more cups of coffee per day may be associated with a reduced risk of colon cancer, suggests new data.

 

The study- published in the American Journal of Clinical Nutrition- analyses data from almost half a million people, finding that drinking several cups of coffee a day could help protect against colon cancer by between 15% and 25%.

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Coffee drinking not linked to chronic illness: study

Coffee drinking not linked to chronic illness: study | Longevity science | Scoop.it

Coffee can’t hurt you and it may even help prevent diabetes:

According to a large German study, coffee does not increase your risk of heart disease or cancer. Plus, coffee drinkers are statistically less likely to develop type 2 diabetes.

 

Animal experiment hint that certain chemicals found within coffee could positively affect metabolism.

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