Do Scientists Live Longer Because of Coffee?
Somewhere between the cell culture hood, microscope room, and lab bench there is a cup of coffee waiting for most scientists. A requirement to stay awake during slow research days, scientists have been identified as the #1 coffee drinkers in the workplace. Neural stimulation and frequent trips to the bathroom are not the only effects of coffee. Did you know coffee also has a beaker full of health benefits?
One of the top research papers of 2012 on social media was Association of coffee drinking with total and cause-specific mortality. The results remain unclear, however, other papers suggest that coffee (in moderation) provides these benefits:
- less likely to have type 2 diabetes, Parkinson’s disease, and Alzheimer’s disease
- fewer cases of certain cancers, heart rhythm problems, and strokes
- an increase in beneficial bacteria in your belly
- a lower risk of dementia
- a lower risk of depression in women
Scientists, remember moderation is key–no more than 2-3 cups/day and you might live longer. How many cups do you drink? Take the poll below, and have a happy day.