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Great War Ace Inactive Member28 Aug 2017 8:59 a.m. PST

What will "they" come up with next? Tobacco is a benefit to "healthy" people? (look at George Burns) Alcohol is a benefit to "healthy" people? (ditto)

I already read a few months ago that dairy is "neutral", no doubt to "healthy" people. Just don't overdo it. Well, duh. Don't overdo anything, including drinking pure spring water. Don't over sleep, over exercise, over sex (well, how is that even physically possible, right?). Don't eat too much sugar.

"Research has shown" is becoming the catch phrase for click bait Net pages, to overturn everything we ever learned growing up.

Winston Smith Supporting Member of TMP28 Aug 2017 9:32 a.m. PST

Ok. Now coffee is good for you.
Let's work on beer now.

goragrad28 Aug 2017 12:16 p.m. PST

Old news as to research showing coffee to have health benefits, although the quantity is greater in this new study.

Insofar as beer Winston, I believe that as with wine those studies have been done. Alcohol in moderation – good.

Ed Mohrmann Supporting Member of TMP28 Aug 2017 1:21 p.m. PST

You mean I can drink more than one cuppa/day, and more
than 4 ounces booze twice/week ???

Life is good !

Personal logo Bowman Supporting Member of TMP28 Aug 2017 2:35 p.m. PST

I would hold up on the rejoicing.

There are some issues with the study right off the bat. One, it looks like all the important data is self reported by those in the study. That's not good technique.

They looked at age, sex and adherence to the Mediterranean diet, but only reported increasing age increased the correlation. No word on sex or diet.

The study only shows a correlation between coffee intake and "all cause" mortality. That means deaths from accidents, car crashes, infectious diseases suicides, homicides, etc are factored into the coffee study. It's a correlation as the authors are clearly using the words "associated with" and "association" and NOT "caused" in the press release


Let's use an example. The epidemiology of Multiple Sclerosis is associated with countries of northern latitudes. Canada has the highest incidence of MS per population. I'm a Canadian and I suffer from MS. Does that mean being a Canadian or being in Canada causes MS? No.

Tobacco is a benefit to "healthy" people? (look at George Burns)

AGW, didn't you tell me one of your daughters is doing medical research? Does she facepalm you when you say stuff like that at the dinner table?

Great War Ace Inactive Member28 Aug 2017 5:48 p.m. PST

I am careful to not provoke the doctor. And I seldom get the opportunity to eat a meal with her, as we live States apart.

Personal logo Bowman Supporting Member of TMP29 Aug 2017 6:16 a.m. PST

I am careful to not provoke the doctor.


ZULUPAUL Supporting Member of TMP29 Aug 2017 8:17 a.m. PST

"Research has shown"= "Some ancient astronauts theorists believe"

Personal logo Bowman Supporting Member of TMP30 Aug 2017 9:46 a.m. PST

By posting this picture, I somehow feel that I ninja'd Cacique Caribe.

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