More on Coffee, the Wonder Drink

Via HealthDay:  Can Coffee, Tea Lower Brain Cancer Risk?

the latest research suggests that those who drink as little as a half cup or so of coffee per day may lower brain cancer risk by as much as 34 percent.

Cool and may it be so.

Indeed, based on my deft scientific and mathematical skills, I reckon that that means I have reduced by chances for brain cancer something like 680% on any given day.


Time for another cup.

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  1. sam says:

    And don’t forget to take your daily dose of that other wonder, aspirin. Oh, and drink a couple of 6 oz glasses of red wine (I prefer only the more expensive of the cheap reds myself).

  2. Neil Hudelson says:


    The $15 double-bottles compared to the $10 gallon jugs? I’m right there with you my friend.

  3. sam says:

    The 4-5.99 Trader Moon wines at Trader Joe’s cannot be beat.

  4. john personna says:

    I like a 50:50 blend of Trader Joe’s $4.99 Sumatran and $4.99 French Roast. Premium burr grinder, simple cup-top cone filter.

  5. Neil Hudelson says:

    I’ve noticed most store-brand coffees have drastically, drastically improved in quality since I started drinking coffee a decade ago. Yesterday I bought the Marsh Groceries’ brand Guatemalan roast because it was running a huge sale (marked down from $7.00 a pound to $2.99). I have to say it was as good as any of higher quality coffees featured at any supermarket. And since I’m too cheap to buy the micro-roasts at $20 a pound, this was an awesome find.

    My new apartment has a Trader Joe’s next to it. I’ll have to try the john personna blend.