Oh, Coffee, You Never Cease to Amaze

Via the AtlanticStudy of the Day: Your Beloved Coffee Habit May Be Protecting Your Heart.

Habitual, moderate coffee consumption, or drinking about two typical eight-ounce American servings a day, was inversely associated with risk of heart failure. Excessive intake, or drinking five to six commercial servings, appears to have no heart-related benefit and may even be dangerous. There was also no evidence that the link between caffeine and cardiovascular health varied by gender, heart-attack history or diabetes status.

Habitual?  Check!

Moderate?  Umm…

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Steven L. Taylor
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Steven L. Taylor is a Professor of Political Science and a College of Arts and Sciences Dean. His main areas of expertise include parties, elections, and the institutional design of democracies. His most recent book is the co-authored A Different Democracy: American Government in a 31-Country Perspective. He earned his Ph.D. from the University of Texas and his BA from the University of California, Irvine. He has been blogging since 2003 (originally at the now defunct Poliblog). Follow Steven on Twitter


  1. J-Dub says:

    Coffee in the morning, red wine at night, live to 100.

  2. Scott says:

    @J-Dub: Check!

  3. rodney dill says:

    @J-Dub: So far, so good.

  4. Fiona says:

    Nice to know that not everything I enjoy is bad for me.

  5. ernieyeball says:

    Coffee Song


    Thank you Jim Henson.

  6. Just Me says:

    Coffee-my morning beverage addiction. Nice to know it does me some good.

  7. Brett says:

    Between caffeine and aspirin, you’re all set.