Tuesday, July 30, 2013

Drinking Coffee Could SAVE YOUR LIFE!

I just found this article "Drinking coffee may reduce risk of suicide in adults" from the Harvard School of Public Health.  

Apparently drinking 2 to 4 cups of coffee each day "appears to reduce the risk of suicide in men and women by about 50%".

"The authors reviewed data from three large U.S. studies and found that the risk of suicide for adults who drank two to four cups of caffeinated coffee per day was about half that of those who drank decaffeinated coffee or very little or no coffee.  

Caffeine not only stimulates the central nervous system but may act as a mild antidepressant by boosting production of certain neurotransmitters in the brain, including serotonin, dopamine, and noradrenaline. This could explain the lower risk of depression among coffee drinkers that had been found in past epidemiological studies, the researchers reported."

Mmm.... This sounds like the perfect excuse to go brew a pot right now!  

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