Coffee makes you live longer? Don't believe the buzz


#1

Originally published at: http://boingboing.net/2017/07/16/coffee-makes-you-live-longer.html


#2

Well of course people who live longer drink more coffee. They have more mornings.


#3

It’s not about the years in your coffee, it’s about the coffee in your years.


#4

New study’s suggest not dying contributes to living longer… further funding is required for continued research …


#5

I think you meant to say decreased mortality is positively correlated with longevity. In white mice, of course.


#6

If I was you that is exactly what I would of said. :hugs:

I was tempted to drone on about that calhoun fellow and his blasted rats


#7

tea, tea, tea…


#8

While of course a couple of exploratory studies do not prove that coffee consumption increases life expectancy, there is something rather off about trying to counter these studies in a reputable medical journal with “compelling” articles in the New York Times and Forbes. Maybe Reader’s Digest and Highlights should be indexed at PubMed while we’re at it.


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#10

I’m a slow caffeine metabolizer. That wasn’t a problem when I was young, but the changes in sleep that happen as you get older mean that I can no longer have caffeine much after lunchtime without it messing up my sleep. (When I was younger, it tended to mean I could drink lots more coffee in the morning without it bothering me, which was a Good Thing, more or less.)


#11

Actually having coffee makes people around me live longer.

“It is by caffeine alone I set my mind in motion.
It is by the beans of Java that the thoughts acquire speed,
the hands acquire shakes, the shakes become a warning.
It is by caffeine alone I set my mind in motion.”


#12

maybe it’s not that coffee drinker live longer, maybe it’s that people that don’t shut up about coffee’s effect on your health are more prone to being fatally bludgeoned.


#13

This.
I hate these kinds of “studies”. So I can have a cup or two and it won’t kill me. No shit.


#14

beat me too it. :+1:

me having coffee in the morning increase other peoples life expectancy!


#15

I’m still grappling with the logical leap people made from “Coffee isn’t as harmful as we thought” to “Coffee makes you live longer” that people were making.


#16

“Coffee makes you live longer?”

Bossy coffee makes me get up every day!


#17

I heard something recently about how the sex of the lab assistant that takes care of the mice can make a difference in how stressed they are and throw off the tests.

“They’ve been experimenting on you, I’m afraid.”


#18

Irish Breakfast FTW. The blacker the better.


#19

People in the old days thought coffee was a bad idea.


#20

Yeah, I’m satisfied with the notion that coffee isn’t harmful so I don’t have to change my routine.