Sunday, September 30, 2018

Looks like I'll live forever

MM Online - International Coffee Day 2018: How your daily caffeine fix might also be boosting your health (extracts):

NEW YORK, Sept 30 — October 1 marks International Coffee Day 2018, which celebrates one of the most popular drinks around the world. But your morning cup of joe might be doing more than just setting you up for the day, with recent research suggesting that it may also bring a variety of health benefits. Here we round up some of the findings.

Lower risk of heart problems

Research presented at the American Heart Association’s Scientific Sessions last year suggested that drinking coffee may decrease the risk of developing heart failure or having a stroke. The preliminary research showed that compared with non-coffee drinkers, drinking coffee was associated with a 7 per cent lower risk of developing heart disease and an 8 per cent lower risk of having a stroke with every additional cup of coffee consumed per week.

Live longer?

A large-scale study presented at last year’s European Society of Cardiology (ESC) Congress found that Mediterranean coffee drinkers may benefit from a lower risk of death. After following 19,896 Spanish adults for an average of ten years, researchers found that participants who consumed at least four cups of coffee per day had a 65 per cent lower risk of all-cause mortality compared to those who never or almost never consumed coffee. They also found that overall, there was a 25 per cent lower risk of all-cause mortality for each 2 additional cups of total coffee per day, with the positive effect even stronger in those over the age of 45.

Reduced risk of liver disease

A report published late last year found that coffee may also reduce the risk of liver diseases such as liver cancer and cirrhosis. After meeting to discuss recent research into coffee and liver health, experts from seven European countries found that meta-analyses suggest that drinking coffee is associated with up to a 40 per cent risk reduction of liver cancer compared to not drinking coffee ..

Wow, looks like I am going to live forever. Since I was a kid, like most kids in good old Penang, I have been drinking Penang-Malaysian style kopi -aw and, admittedly for some years in UK, USA, Oz and NZ, Nescafe-type Western coffee.

When I was in Indon and Thailand for some while, I drank their kopi. In Thailand the locals called it O-Liang which was basically Penang style kopi-aw-peng (with ice).

And mate, I drank at least 4 to 5 cups per day, even before I knocked off for bed, wakakaka.

I wonder whether I'll live to be as old as one prime minister, wakakaka.


  1. “I just want a hot cup of coffee, black, and I don’t want to hear about your troubles” ~ Charles Bukowski

    For me at least 3 mugs a day, with fresh milk and no sugar. Yea..I hope I'll live to be as old as one prime minister too, and to wakakaka everyday reading comments from blog. Wakakaka...

  2. Drinking Tea is definitely healthier than drinking coffee.

    The American Coffee Industry sure are good at lobbying consumers to drink more coffee esp, from Starbucks, California, Cosco etc. Being Americans, they drink more coffee than British who prefer tea.

    Is there an International Tea Day? Why not?

  3. Drink coffee and die. Only the irreversible addict will buy into this coffee propaganda. There's one sucker born every second, wakakakkaka.

  4. One day Ktemoc will choke on his coffee and blame Starbucks, California, Cosco etc for his early demise.

    May I suggest if you want to seek an early appointment with your Creator, continue with Coffee made Kau Kau, lots of sugar served hot or cold.

    The worlds 2 most populous Nations on Earth drink Tea and not Coffee.

    1. firstly, I don't use sugar at all (zero sugar) in my coffee or tea for the last 10 to 15 years, though I admit that at times (very rarely) I do drink Vietnamese coffee with condensed milk which has sugar in it. My coffee is always at max kaukau - I don't like decaf bullshit.

      secondly, tea also has caffeine, approximately half to a third of that in coffee in equivalent strength and volume, thus drinking tea does NOT prevent you from imbibing caffeine

      thirdly, in south america especially brazil, there are aged people who had lived on coffee for aeons, wakakaka

      fourthly, just FYI, the cheapest lunch in town (in Australia) is at Costco - only $2 for a hot dog and bottomless soft drink, wakakaka again

  5. Coffee & Cancer ?

    Just out : a judge in California ruled that coffee should contain a warning label as a potential cancer causer, due to the acrylamide content in the coffee.

    So what exactly is acrylamide ? Acrylamide is a compound that results from the roasting process of coffee. Acrylamide were discovered in 2002 and have been found in many foods that are heated above 120 degrees or cooked to a golden brown. Starbucks and many other (dark roast) coffees are often roasted to a deep brown color, thereby increasing their acrylamide content.