Studies provide more support for health benefits of coffee

Mar 15, 2010

Multitudes of people worldwide begin each day with a cup of steaming hot coffee. Although it is sometimes referred to as "the devil's brew," coffee contains several nutrients (eg, calcium) as well as hundreds of potentially biologically active compounds (eg, polyphenols) that may promote health.

For instance, observational studies have suggested a beneficial link between coffee consumption and . Determining whether or not this association is causative, however, requires controlled intervention trials.

Two articles published in the April 2010 issue of The report results of 2 studies conducted to lend additional information concerning the potential health benefits of coffee. These studies provide additional support for the emerging health benefits of coffee. Rigorous clinical intervention trials will be needed to understand more fully the biological mechanisms.

The studies by Kempf and Sartorelli "add to a growing literature suggesting that my steaming cup of morning coffee might help me stay healthy," said ASN Spokesperson Shelley McGuire, PhD. "I'm a research scientist, but I still trust that foods and beverages which have been part of our culture for generations are probably good for us, or at least they're probably not bad for us in moderation! Of particular interest is the well-controlled clinical trial that suggests coffee can lower and even raise our 'good' cholesterol. I for one will enjoy my even more in the weeks to come."

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1 / 5 (3) Mar 15, 2010
This must be biased and have come hidden influence.
Coffee interests have been pushing this crap for years. Coffee is near to the last sort of thing that should be associated with healthy. If any benefits are to be had from it, they come rapped in
other aspects that outweigh them. There are far better ways to get the benefits than from coffee.
Its like saying bacon is good for you because it has protein. Im not against coffee in general. But giving it a health label is going way, way too far. Enough already. Have some green tea and stfu.
not rated yet Mar 16, 2010
Such vitriolic ranting applied to coffee, and bacon? I can't see either substance being 'objectively' unhealthy. Rather, the behaviour of the organism ingesting either substances seems to determine the 'health' of the organism. STFU? Is this angry slang for an uncivil declaration? Strange...
not rated yet Mar 16, 2010
The article above clearly paints the researcher as being prudent and cautious - he notes that he's not demonstrated causation as of yet, for example.

Based on his factless and flaming post, I think the first poster, VOR, is just another troll, looking to stir up trouble but not contribute in any meanful way way to any discussion we may have on the studies referenced in the article. Which is a shame, thoughtful discussion is why I come here.
not rated yet Mar 16, 2010
I think that the dose makes the poison. And saying that coffee is way, way too far from being healthy and stfu, is also way, way too far from being true.

Starting with the premise that this study has been made before since around 2002. And hylozoic is right, the organism determines if the substance can be healthy or not.

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