New Study: Drinking Coffee is linked to Longer Life

There has been concerns for a long time that drinking coffee is risky for people’s health. All that caffeine can’t be good for you…right? However, a new study found that those who drink 4-5 cups of coffee per day had the lowest risk of death compared to others who don’t drink coffee at all. The new study followed more than 400,000 older adults for almost 14 years tracking their health and coffee intake.  The results are able to reassure that drinking coffee would not be a risk factor for future health.

The National Coffee Association suggests that approximately 64% of American adults drink coffee on a daily basis with the average drinker downing 3.2 cups a day.

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Foods that help you focus

There are many foods out there that can help you focus especially when it comes to a test or an important project. The British Medical Journal explains that a decrease in memory and reasoning capacity can affect our brains as young as 45. Below are some foods that can help slow this process down from eatingwell.com.

Green Vegetables—By eating as much as two more daily servings of vegetables, you can have a sharper mental focus—as much as people five years younger.

Whole Grains—Several of studies show that eating a breakfast of whole grains can help keep mental focus better than people who have no breakfast or a meal of refined carbohydrates.

Coffee—Of course it is proven that coffee makes you more alert and help your mind feel sharper. Surprisingly, studies show that coffee help men react to coffee faster and sustain the mental alertness longer.

Gum—A new study conducted in 2011 discovered that people who chewed gum during a stressful talk were more alert than those who didn’t chew gum during the same task.

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Ladies, Want to Prevent Depression Later on? Perhaps Drink Coffee?

A new study found that women who drank two to three cups of caffeinated coffee a day decreased their chance of developing depression by 15% according to a 10 year study period. This was compared to women who consumed one cup or less per day. The study also showed that the more cups you drank, the lower the risk; “women who drank four or more cups had 20% lower risk.”

The study was conducted by Dr. Alberto Ascherio, a professor of epidemiology and nutrition at Harvard School of Public Health. The reason for this lower risk is due to caffeine boosting alertness and energy. He suggests that the dependency of caffeinated coffee may have long term effects on the brain. There is no a direct link between depression and drinking coffee, but there is an association which has not been clearly found. They do know that “caffeine works by binding to receptors for brain chemicals associated with mood.”

Overall, there is no guarantee that drinking coffee will have a positive effect in the long run as everyone reacts differently to caffeine.

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Is there a linkage between too much coffee and pregnancy rates?

Times Health Land Magazine reported a new study that claims drinking too much coffee may lower  a woman’s chances of getting pregnant. Researchers at the University of Nevada conducted an experiment on mice and concluded that too much caffeine hindered the progress of specialized cells transporting the eggs from the ovaries to the uterus. These specialized cells are in charge of squeezing the eggs around the fallopian tubes efficiently and into the womb.

Sean Ward, a professor of University of Nevada School of Medicine said, “This provides an intriguing explanation as to why women with high caffeine consumption often take longer to conceive than women who do not consume caffeine.” However, past research shows inconsistency linking pregnancy and caffeine rates.

It is advised that women who want to get pregnant should limit themselves about a cup or two of coffee a day or in other words, about 50 milligrams of caffeine intake. This is equivalent to a soda, five chocolate bars or a cup of tea.

Read more: http://healthland.time.com/2011/06/01/could-coffee-prevent-pregnancy/#ixzz1OWDkV3zC

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