Coffee may lower suicide risk by 50 percent

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Re: Coffee may lower suicide risk by 50 percent

Postby Jhana4 » Tue Sep 03, 2013 11:29 am

I kind of chuckled reading the title for this thread and thinking about how poor science journalism contributes to articles with contridictory titles. Recently, it was in the news that people under 50 who drank 4 cups of coffee a day increased their risk of an early death. Well, that would certainly lower the (intentional) suicide rate :D
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Re: Coffee may lower suicide risk by 50 percent

Postby BubbaBuddhist » Tue Sep 03, 2013 2:42 pm

Just for the heck of it, and for the sake of scholarly integrity,I went without coffee for ten days. I am pleased to report there was absolutely no effect on my behavior whatsoever, nor did I commit suicide. At least I think I didn't. I may be a ghost, however. Anyway, I consider the issue settled and I went back to my hedonistic tendencies, and am currently enjoying a cup of coffee as black as my soul.

Come to think of it, I've also gone long periods without chocolate, sleep and sex without thinking it's the end of the world. I just prefer not to do without pleasurable experiences if they're available. There's a lot of joy in life; I see no reason not to partake thereof. My cat seems to agree with me.

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