Tag Archives: mortality

Do coffee drinkers live longer?

An interesting study published in The New England Journal of Medicine finds that coffee drinking among the study’s participants was associated with lower risks of mortality. The study does, however, not reveal whether the suggested relationship is a casual one or simply a correlation. If coffee drinking would have an inverse impact on mortality, it is possible that it affects the brain in a positive way. But it is also plausible that healthy persons for some reason have higher coffee-intakes. Or that coffee drinking correlates with exercising, thus having an indirect effect on mortality.

Simon Hedlin

Red meat and mortality

A new study published in Archives of Internal Medicine ((2012) ‘Red Meat Consumption and Mortality: Results From 2 Prospective Cohort Studies’, 172 (7): pp. 555-563) links red meat to higher mortality. Red meat consumption was found to be associated with increased risk of cardiovascular disease (CVD) and cancer mortality. Compared with some other studies, however, the results of this one may not comfort vegetarians and vegans as it did not find an increase in mortality for consumption of either fish or poultry. Read more about the study here.

Simon Hedlin