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Coffee Filled With Lovely Antioxidants

August 29th, 2005 at 10:31pm

From the “I keep telling you I don’t drink too much coffee” files comes this story:
Numerous media outlets are informing us all about the benefits scientists have found in coffee, to quote some of the story

A study has found that coffee contributes more antioxidants – which have been linked with fighting heart disease and cancer – to the diet than cranberries, apples or tomatoes.

“Americans get more of their antioxidants from coffee than any other dietary source. Nothing else comes close,” said Professor Vinson, whose study was described at the weekend to the American Chemical Society in Washington.
The study found that both caffeinated and decaffeinated coffee appeared to provide similar levels of antioxidants.

They (antioxidants) have been linked to a number of health benefits, including protection against heart disease and cancer. Studies have associated coffee drinking with a reduced risk of liver and colon cancer, type two diabetes, and Parkinson’s disease.

A spokesman for the British Coffee Association said: “This study reconfirms the fact that moderate coffee consumption of four to five cups a day not only is perfectly safe but may confer health benefits.”

All these quotes and the rest of the article can be found in the Online Edition of The Independent.

Samuel

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4 Comments

  • 1. John B1_B5  |  August 30th, 2005 at 11:52 am

    That’s good news ! — I shall CONTINUE to have my 6 cups of coffee a day !

  • 2. John B1_B5  |  August 30th, 2005 at 3:57 pm

    On the Drive Show (on 2CC ) this afternoon, Rebecca Bowman ( Naturopath ) claimed that coffee contained oxidants (free radicals ) as well as Antioxidants.
    Despite this, I shall CONTINUE to drink my coffee !
    Oh, and by the way Ms Bowman, try talking a bit slower will yah !

  • 3. Samuel  |  August 30th, 2005 at 4:53 pm

    Just as I selectively plucked the pro-coffee bits from that article, I will pluck the pro-coffee comments from Ms. Bowman
    “Rebecca Bowman ( Naturopath ) claimed that coffee contained … Antioxidants.”

    I’ll also be continuing my 5-6 cups a day habit.

    On a different note, I think that Ms. Bowman talks rubbish at least 50% of the time, so if she halved her talking speed, would we be left with the good stuff or the rubbish?

  • 4. John B1_B5  |  August 30th, 2005 at 5:28 pm

    Hmmmmmmm ….. interesting question .


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