have a cuppa joe

By haoleboy Latest Reply 2014-05-04 06:44:38 -0500
Started 2014-04-25 17:06:37 -0500

Didn't work for me …
“With respect to chronic disease, there’s been consistent evidence that, up to six cups a day, it’s associated with a lower risk of type 2 diabetes. The evidence is pretty solid …”
Read the whole article here: http://goo.gl/cLiK2S
Does not address the effect coffee may have on those already diagnosed … but I am hoping it helps. I've been in the 6 cups a day club for years


27 replies

haoleboy 2014-05-02 18:16:10 -0500 Report

(as we can't post photos here … found this today and it reminded me of me)

jayabee52 2014-05-03 13:50:36 -0500 Report

yeah that used to be me in my college and grad school days. LoL!

Now I don't drink the stuff and really don't miss it.

Glucerna 2014-05-02 21:25:14 -0500 Report

Thanks for the laugh Steve. I love this picture! ~Lynn @Glucerna

haoleboy 2014-05-02 21:54:58 -0500 Report

came across it on Facebook this morning as I was waiting (impatiently) for my morning cuppa to finish brewing.

“It is inhumane, in my opinion, to force people who have a genuine medical need for coffee to wait in line behind people who apparently view it as some kind of recreational activity.”
― Dave Barry


stonehedge 2014-04-30 21:19:11 -0500 Report

I drink community. Coffee. 100 chiocory. Lots of it. If it's bad for me I will cut down. But. I have no bad affects from it that I know of.

Just Joyce
Just Joyce 2014-04-28 08:23:00 -0500 Report

I can't drink that much coffee in one day and stay out of a mental facility. I would be climbing the walls. I think as a preventative it might or might not work.

MrsCDogg 2014-04-27 06:21:28 -0500 Report

Didn't help me. I drank more than 6 cups a day for 10 years. I'm still a type 2 diabetic with complications

jigsaw 2014-04-28 06:38:23 -0500 Report

The article here must be the influence, and persuasion of a coffee bean grower, or coffee producer! Next thing you know, some one will say smoke a cigarette, it will strengthen your pulse, and build muscle!

Glucerna 2014-04-26 18:51:04 -0500 Report

This is interesting research, and it's important to remember they're finding an association, not a cause, and haven't yet done research to actually prove that drinking coffee reduces risk of diabetes. This article has a few more details: http://www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2014/04/.... I always worry when people read these types of reports that they'll continue other unhealthy habits and drink coffee, figuring: I'm safe because of the coffee. ~Lynn @Glucerna

jigsaw 2014-04-26 05:27:14 -0500 Report

The only thing it ever gave me was acid indigestion! It does have a positive effect or two also, but I won't mention those.

Trudie Ann
Trudie Ann 2014-04-26 08:26:48 -0500 Report

Jigsaw; If you like the positive effects, take a rolaid and enjoy. LOL

jigsaw 2014-04-26 14:20:53 -0500 Report


GabbyPA 2014-04-29 06:59:43 -0500 Report

I used to get heart burn from coffee, but I found if I drink a better brand and if it's decaf, I don't have that issue anymore.

jayabee52 2014-05-01 23:31:04 -0500 Report

Gabby and Jigsaw, there is a way to brew coffee cold which reduces the acid a great deal see ~ http://toddycafe.com/

I bought one a while back (when still drinking coffee) and it really does reduce the acid a great deal. The downside is that it takes about 12 hrs to brew and the coffee is concentrated and needs to be refrigerated and then diluted to reach the strength at which we usually drink it. Then one would have to nuke it or warm it on the stove if one wanted it hot. I liked cold coffee, so I didn't usually warm it. You could order from the website above, or from Amazon or other online retailers.

jigsaw 2014-05-04 06:44:38 -0500 Report

Thanks jayabee! I found out about a week ago, that all I had to do was cut back the amount that I was drinking. So far, it's working. Previously, I was using a large mug, and apparently, it held more coffee than I could tolerate.

JimJB 2014-04-25 21:59:44 -0500 Report

Back in the 1960's the US Air Force did a study on coffee and found out that four cops of coffee was safe, but more of a daily amount would lead to heart problems. I don't know if that test results still holds up, but I've never heard any change.

Nick1962 2014-04-25 18:25:15 -0500 Report

Me neither - at over a pot a day for at least 2 decades, I should be anti-diabetic by now.
I notice the articles claims lower "risk" not lower incidence. How do they quantify "risk"?

GabbyPA 2014-04-25 17:20:40 -0500 Report

It is more a preventative than a treatment. I am not sure why it works that way, because now, I drink it decaf.

Just Joyce
Just Joyce 2014-04-28 08:25:39 -0500 Report

My doctor told me to drink decafe. I drink decafe all week but on Saturday I am at Royal Farms for my Kona, Jamaican Blue Mountain or Guatemalan Blend. I have Tim Horton coffee in the fridge now.

jigsaw 2014-04-30 10:58:04 -0500 Report

Yep, this way you'll probably sleep better, be more relaxed, but still have stained teeth and ajita! (-;

jigsaw 2014-05-03 17:51:16 -0500 Report

Just Joyce, let me know if you notice any fangs protruding, and a keen sensitivity to sunlight developing! That would be pretty wild, a vampire that wears headphones, and flys around in a whirlybird!

Just Joyce
Just Joyce 2014-05-03 19:02:01 -0500 Report

Ok I will. Wish I could get a ride in the police copter. The Mayor would have to deputize me. I am suppose to do a community walk with her so I have to remind her.

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