Friday, June 20, 2008

Coffee Drinkers

Coffee drinkers have slightly lower death rates News Staff

"A new study has found regularly drinking coffee does not increase a person's risk of dying sooner, and may actually reduce death from heart disease.

The study, published in the Annals of Internal Medicine, found that regular coffee drinking (up to 6 cups per day) is not associated with increased death rates in either men or women.
In addition, drinking both caffeinated and decaffeinated coffee was associated with a lower rate of death from heart disease.
Study co-author Esther Lopez-Garcia says, "We found the consumption of coffee, even in high amounts ... six cups per day ... was associated with a lower risk of all cause mortality."

The rest of the story can be read here.

I think if you are drinking six cups per day you might be addicted to coffee.
So how can you tell if you have an addiction to coffee.
Maybe you are addicted if:

Juan Valdez names his donkey after you.

You can ski uphill.

You speed walk in your sleep.

You answer the door before people knock.

You haven't blinked since the last lunar eclipse.

You just completed another sweater and you don't even know how to knit.

You sleep with your eyes open.

You lick your coffee pot clean.

Your eyes stay open when you sneeze.

You're the employee of the month at the local coffee house, and you don't work there.

You've worn out the handle on your favourite mug.

You go to AA meetings for the free coffee.

You walk twenty miles on your treadmill before you realize it's not plugged in.

You're so wired you pick up FM radio.

Your birthday is a national holiday in Columbia.

You have a picture of your coffee mug on your coffee mug.

You introduce your spouse as your "Coffeemate."

And finally, your life's goal is to "amount to a hill of beans."


Mental P Mama said...

You can ski uphill...that's a keeper.

I only have two cups a day, and that is more than enough! Cannot even imagine SIX.

Chesapeake Bay Woman said...

Oh my gosh, this is hilarious.

I'm pretty much counting on coffee and red wine to keep me spry and healthy well into my nineties. If volume is directly related to life span, I should have no worries.

JeanMac said...

That's so funny - I read it as I sipped my coffee:)

David said...

I used to subscribe to the old economic theory that "more is better than less".
That probably caused many of my medical implosion last fall.
Coffee was one of them. 8 cups a day at least while I worked 16 hours days I have one cup, enjoy it immensely, and have not been on a business trip, or in an office for that matter, since September 2007.
And I so enjoy that one cup!

Nancy said...

hilarious! love the signs of coffee addiction. :-)

Wendy said...

That made me smile! Loved the pic of a teddy bear in the coffee. Really cute!

sablonneuse said...

had my mug of coffee by me as I read but, fortunately, I haven't reached addiction level yet if your hilarious criteria are anything to go by.

Mildred Garfield said...

About the addictions:

"I'll drink to that."