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More coffee could damage your heart !

Discussion in 'Indian Diet & Nutrition' started by mach108, Mar 12, 2006.

  1. mach108

    mach108 New IL'ite

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    Earlier research on coffee gave mixed results on the effect of caffeine on the heart. A few studies indicated that it could reduce heart attack risk, while others showed an increased risk.

    Recent studies with around 4000 people in Costa Rica by researchers from three leading institutions brought out the fact that people who drink more than 3 cups of coffee are at risk of heart disease. They mention about black coffee, but in India when we take coffee with milk, we may equate it to 4 - 5 cups.

    Interestingly, the study indicated that this happens with people under 50 years, who are at greater risk. It implies that people above 50 have a marginal bonus !

    It appears that one-cup-a day is not associated with any harm, regardless of our genetic make up. There are certain individuals for whom several cups a day may not be harmful ! They are exceptions and not examples !
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  2. jasmine_virdee

    jasmine_virdee New IL'ite

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    How wearing a bra increases b r e a s t cancer by 125 times ...

    NOTE: I realize that the following article may not be of PERSONAL importance to you (especially if you are a MAN), but chances are you know someone that it could affect - like mother, sister, daughter, girlfriend, etc. So please take a quick minute to read it.

    A few weeks ago, I received an email from a lady asking if wearing a bra increases b r e a s t cancer (a friend had told her this). Well, as odd as that may sound, there is a lot of truth to it.

    There have been many studies showing that women who wear bras all the time, even to bed, are 125 times MORE LIKELY to develop b r e a s t cancer than a woman who has never worn one. The 24-hour bra wearers face a horrendous 75% chance of contracting b r e a s t cancer.

    In fact, a book entitled "Dressed to Kill" by Sydney Ross Singer and Soma Grismaijer talks all about this subject in great detail.

    But Wait, Don't Burn Your Bra Just Yet ...
    Anyone who knows me, even just a little, knows that I am NOT about "extremes" of any kind - money, food, exercise, work, etc., etc. So, just as many medical studies have flaws, so does this one.

    In VERY simple terms ... women who wear bras "all the time", tend to usually have bigger than average b r e a s t s. Bigger b r e a s t s are usually due to higher estrogen levels. And, higher estrogen tends to trigger cancer more often - especially in the b r e a s t s. Now, that's just ONE flaw of many with this study.

    BUT, please note that it is NOT a good idea to wear your bra ALL the time, as it WILL increase your rate of b r e a s t cancer (just not as much as this study or as the book claims). At the very least, don't wear them to bed. Find a happy medium ... The less often you can wear them, the better.

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