Study Suggests Drinking Coffee Can Help You Live Longer

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Coffee. Is there anything it can’t do? In addition to providing that much-needed boost in the morning, previous studies have found that coffee can reduce stress and the risk of suffering from strokes, breast cancer, and Alzheimer’s Disease. Now, it seems the beloved beverage can help people live longer as well.

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Study: Five Cups of Coffee a Day Keeps Alzheimer’s Disease at Bay

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Is there anything coffee can’t do? Studies have shown that the popular caffeinated beverage can reduce a woman’s chance of stroke, reduce the risk of breast cancer, and help women perform better in stressful situations. And according to a new study, coffee might also help ward off Alzheimer’s disease.

"We found that caffeinated coffee has some rather astounding additions to caffeine that provide protection against cognitive impairment,” said lead co-author Gary Arendash of the Florida Alzheimer's Disease Research Center.

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Study Suggests Coffee May Reduce Risk of Breast Cancer

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Science has unearthed yet another reason women should quaff coffee. According to a recent Swedish survey, women who drink lots of java have a significantly lower chance of developing an aggressive form of breast cancer.

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Do You Have Caffeine Genes?

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Are you one of those people who can’t cope without a cup coffee? Blame your genes. According to a recent study, people who crave caffeine are more likely have two versions of two particular genes.

“It’s really an incredible story,” said Dr. Neil Caporaso, the study’s senior author. “People don’t suspect, but genetics plays a big role in a lot of behaviors, such as smoking and alcohol consumption. And now it turns out that it has a big part in how much caffeine we drink.”

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Coffee May Reduce a Woman’s Chance of Stroke By 25%

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Not only does coffee help women perform better in stressful work conditions, but the beloved caffeinated beverage also reduces a woman’s chance of stroke, a new study suggests.

Swedish researchers arrived at this conclusion after studying  approximately 35,000 women between the ages of 49 – 83 for a period of 10 years. Researchers found that women who downed at least one cup of coffee per day had a 22 – 25% lower risk of stroke than women who drank less than cup of coffee (who does that?) or no coffee at all.

"Coffee drinkers should rejoice," Sharonne Hayes, a cardiologist at the Mayo Clinic, told the Associated Press. "There really hasn't been any study that convincingly said coffee is bad. If you are drinking coffee now, you may be doing some good and you are likely not doing harm.”

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Coffee Good for Working Women, Bad for Working Men

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Are you one of those people (like me) who swear coffee makes you more productive? If you're a woman, you may be right.

According to a new study, coffee helps women perform better in stressful work situations, while male coffee drinkers actually perform worse. Lindsay St. Claire and Peter J. Rogers, psychologists at the University of Bristol in England, arrived at this conclusion while testing the affects of coffee in the workplace.

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