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MIAMI, July 6 (UPI) -- Memory impairment was reversed in aged mice, bred to develop symptoms of Alzheimer's disease, after they were given caffeine, U.S. researchers said.

 

Researchers at the University of South Florida said back-to-back studies show caffeine significantly decreased abnormal levels of the protein linked to Alzheimer's disease -- both in the brains and in the blood of mice exhibiting symptoms of the disease.

 

Both studies build upon previous research by the University of South Florida that showed caffeine in early adulthood prevented the onset of memory problems in mice bred to develop Alzheimer's symptoms in old age.

 

http://www.upi.com/Health_News/2009/07/06/...18721246857343/

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I don't drink coffee. I prefer tea.

 

Although it's been a loooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooong time since I drank a nice cup of hot tea. :( (used to drink everyday - and then I couldn't sleep well and had stomach problems :blink: )

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Coffee. It's part of the holy trinity after beer and bourbon.

 

Our church imports a container full or so a month from the villages around the area where we do habitual mission trips. We then have a congregation member arrange roasting at a family business, and they distribute it in local grocery stores. The villagers get paid way above the going rate, and all of the church's costs are more than covered, so it's a mutual win-win.

 

But the coffee. . . .<Homer Simpson>Uuuuummm</Homer Simpson> The most delicious French and Full City Roasts in whole bean, tons of natural oils, bursting with flavor, fresh as can be, and all @ $9/lb. I wake up excited for java in the mornings.

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...But the coffee. . . .<Homer Simpson>Uuuuummm</Homer Simpson> The most delicious French and Full City Roasts in whole bean, tons of natural oils, bursting with flavor, fresh as can be, and all @ $9/lb. I wake up excited for java in the mornings.

 

Does the church approve of its members posting porn?

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I have an old fashioned coffee percolator attached to a timer in my kitchen. I set the thing up before bed each night so when I get out of bed (as opposed to waking up - too different things) there is a pot of hot coffee waiting for me: I cannot wake up without it.

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I don't drink coffee. I prefer tea.

 

Did I just say that? Did I just say I don't drink coffee and prefer tea? Did I, huh, did I?

 

Because awhile ago, I was at a trade fair killing some time when I passed in front of a stall that sells native Batangas-brew kape barako. Sure, nothing new, move along. Oops, waitaminute, my gawd, the woman manning the stall has beautiful eyes, ooh very nice long black hair, oh dear she's looking at me, eye contact, gosh, oh sh1t she smiles, oh man that is heart melting, she is oozing with sex appeal, golliness she's so beautiful, gotta go buy a cup.

 

So I did buy a cup of coffee from her and got suckered into buying a bag of beans as well. <_< I'm such a sucker....

 

And yes I drank the stuff. It's pretty ok.

 

Still prefer tea. :P

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If you could go back and 'make beans' with the coffee-bean woman, wouldn't that be worth trading tea for coffee?

Shot

 

If he does and does, will that say anything about the qualities of coffee, or the qualities of the woman? :)

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Seems to me like it wouldn't matter, and would also be a win/win for our brother Tomas. Born-again coffee-drinker, who is also dater of smoking-hot purveyor of coffee-beans.

 

Note how our young padawan was sucked into buying a cup just because the charming Filipina smiled at him, and apparently could have 'roused the dead' if you take my meaning. Imagine same young padawan telling his tea-drinking heathen friends about the coffee-shop woman, whom he just happens to be dating. She'll make a pile of money, she'll probably show him a little gratitude in return. At that point, does it really matter if the coffee's any good?

 

 

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Recently in some medical article I read that coffe seems to be of benefit somehow in preventing colon cancer, which I thought was interesting because of all the colon cancer in my dads side - including my siblings and other close paternal side rellys, and I've had precancerous colon adenoma removed in past. My daily coffee addiction may be helping me here then if this is true about these benefits.

 

Seems theres both good and bad benefits to reap in most things in general

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Did I just say that? Did I just say I don't drink coffee and prefer tea? Did I, huh, did I?

 

Because awhile ago, I was at a trade fair killing some time when I passed in front of a stall that sells native Batangas-brew kape barako. Sure, nothing new, move along. Oops, waitaminute, my gawd, the woman manning the stall has beautiful eyes, ooh very nice long black hair, oh dear she's looking at me, eye contact, gosh, oh sh1t she smiles, oh man that is heart melting, she is oozing with sex appeal, golliness she's so beautiful, gotta go buy a cup.

 

So I did buy a cup of coffee from her and got suckered into buying a bag of beans as well. <_< I'm such a sucker....

 

And yes I drank the stuff. It's pretty ok.

 

Still prefer tea. :P

 

Maybe you should try decaf?:P

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The Bean Stop in Eau Claire Market is set to start serving Kopi Luwak — better known as cat poop coffee — on Tuesday, one of the most unique blends available anywhere on the planet.

http://www.calgarysu...4/16433111.html

 

[Mr. Picky] "Kopi Luwak is made when the common palm civet — a small, tree-dweller Cutler said is closer to a raccoon than a cat — eats coffee cherries.[/Mr. Picky] More like a mongoose.... :P

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Shameless and hardened Tea drinker here as well. When I get a craving for coffee, I go to BigBucks (Starbucks) and get a cup of overpriced, burnt yuppie coffee.

 

I don't drink coffee. I prefer tea.

 

Although it's been a loooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooong time since I drank a nice cup of hot tea. :( (used to drink everyday - and then I couldn't sleep well and had stomach problems :blink: )

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Scientists have long known that coffee drinkers have a lower risk of developing type 2 diabetes, but researchers out of China may have figured out why.

 

Researchers Ling Zheng, of Wuhan University, and Kun Huang, of Huazhong University of Science and Technology, have found that compounds in coffee inhibit hIAPP (human islet amyloid polypeptide), a substance linked to diabetes. Their study appeared in a recent issue of the Journal of Agricultural and Food Chemistry.

 

Prior global epidemiological studies have shown that those who drink four or more cups of coffee a day have a 50 percent lower risk of developing type 2 diabetes, the most prevalent type of diabetes accounting for 95 percent of all cases. Every additional cup reduces the risk by an additional 7 percent.

 

Wilfred Brimley would approve of the rest of this story

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Scientists have long known that coffee drinkers have a lower risk of developing type 2 diabetes, but researchers out of China may have figured out why.

 

Researchers Ling Zheng, of Wuhan University, and Kun Huang, of Huazhong University of Science and Technology, have found that compounds in coffee inhibit hIAPP (human islet amyloid polypeptide), a substance linked to diabetes. Their study appeared in a recent issue of the Journal of Agricultural and Food Chemistry.

 

Prior global epidemiological studies have shown that those who drink four or more cups of coffee a day have a 50 percent lower risk of developing type 2 diabetes, the most prevalent type of diabetes accounting for 95 percent of all cases. Every additional cup reduces the risk by an additional 7 percent.

 

Wilfred Brimley would approve of the rest of this story

 

Anecdotally, over several years, I would disagree.

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"What I tell patients is, if you like coffee, go ahead and drink as much as you want and can," says Dr. Peter Martin, director of the Institute for Coffee Studies at Vanderbilt University. He's even developed a metric for monitoring your dosage: If you are having trouble sleeping, cut back on your last cup of the day. From there, he says, "If you drink that much, it's not going to do you any harm, and it might actually help you. A lot."

Officially, the American Medical Association recommends conservatively that "moderate tea or coffee drinking likely has no negative effect on health, as long as you live an otherwise healthy lifestyle." That is a lackluster endorsement in light of so much recent glowing research. Not only have most of coffee's purported ill effects been disproven -- the most recent review fails to link it the development of hypertension -- but we have so, so much information about its benefits. We believe they extend from preventing Alzheimer's disease to protecting the liver. What we know goes beyond small-scale studies or limited observations. The past couple of years have seen findings, that, taken together, suggest that we should embrace coffee for reasons beyond the benefits of caffeine, and that we might go so far as to consider it a nutrient.

 

http://www.theatlantic.com/health/archive/2012/11/the-case-for-drinking-as-much-coffee-as-you-like/265693/

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Mike and Trina swear by their coffee. He enjoys a fine espresso grind, which is "on the cold side"; she prefers a "saturated blend" that is "warm and thicker."

The St. Petersburg, Fla., couple refuses to drink the caffeinated beverage, which they say is bad for their health. Instead, they use it as an enema. They each have at least 100 coffee enemas a month, 6,000 in all since their addiction began two years ago.

 

http://abcnews.go.com/Health/florida-couple-addicted-coffee-enemas/story?id=18433235

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Mike and Trina swear by their coffee. He enjoys a fine espresso grind, which is "on the cold side"; she prefers a "saturated blend" that is "warm and thicker."

The St. Petersburg, Fla., couple refuses to drink the caffeinated beverage, which they say is bad for their health. Instead, they use it as an enema. They each have at least 100 coffee enemas a month, 6,000 in all since their addiction began two years ago.

 

http://abcnews.go.co...ory?id=18433235

Pucker factor... :wacko:

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On a lighter note, help Susan Sarandon save the coffee growers (and buy her brand at the same time ;) )

http://online.wsj.com/article/SB10001424127887323951904578291843600327004.html?mod=djemEditorialPage_h

 

Helping Small Coffee Growers Fatten Up the 'Thin Months'

 

Fair-trade vendor Green Mountain Coffee Roasters has teamed up with nonprofit Heifer International to help poor farmers to become more self-sufficient.

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