FOOD SUPPLEMENTS: THEIR EFFECTS ON THE BODY
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In a study of 4641 people who drank 3 cups of coffee or less each day only 0.4% had
rheumatoid arthritis whereas 0.8% of 14,340 people drinking 4 or more cups had developed the disease. Markku Heliovaara, National Public Health Ins., Helsinki, Annals of Rheumatoid Arthritis. 8-2000.
THE EVILS OF DRINKING COFFEE:
1. Oils in unfiltered coffee can raise cholesterol levels.
2. There is a coffee homocysteine (HCY) link.
3. There is no decaffeinated coffee HCY link.
4. This seems to imply a caffeine effect but no tea HCY link has been found. 5. Blood levels of HCY are usually controlled by B-6, B-12 and folic acid. However, the additive effect of coffee and smoking increases HCY levels.
HOW TO IMPROVE YOUR ODDS:
2. Reduce your consumption of coffee if possible.
3. Monitor your HCY level to determine an allowable level of coffee consumption, and while you're at it check your folate and B-12 blood levels.
THE REDEMPTION OF COFFEE (partial)
Coffee reported to reduce risk of gallstones in man. In a 10 year study of 46,000 men, age 40 to 75, those who drank 2 to 3 cups of coffee, (instant, espresso, regular, filtered) a day reduced risk 30 to 40 percent while those who drank 4 or more cups a day cut their risk in half. Dr. W. C. Willett, Harvard School of Pubic Health, Boston, Journal of American Medical Association: 6-9-99
Are there any women in Boston who drink coffee?
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