Wednesday, June 28, 2017

More Prescriptions for a Longer Life-Involving Coffee, Alcohol, Sleep and Painkillers

Besides waking you up, COFFEE can reduce your risk of diabetes, stroke and some cancers. In 2015, the journal Circulation published a study by Harvard researchers that discovered that people who drank 3 to 5 cups of coffee per day had about a 15% lower risk of premature mortality compared to people who didn't drink coffee. Coffee has proven longevity credibility because it contains powerful anti-oxidants known as catechins. Catechins may help combat heart disease. Your life span can be shortened by more than moderate ALCOHOL consumption. That would be more than 1 drink a day for women and more than 2 drinks for men. Studies found by Cornell University's Food and Brand Lab found that less will be poured into your glass if it is setting on the table instead of in your hand. Also, the study found that people poured 12% more into a red wine glass than a white wine one. To cut your intake, try using a white wine glass instead because it is narrower than red wine glasses. According to a recent review of 15 studies published in the European Heart Journal, consistently sleeping less than 6 hours a night nearly doubles your risk of heart attack and stroke. In another study, it was discovered that consistently SLEEP-DEPRIVED people were 12% more likely to die over the 25-year study period than those who got 6 to 8 hours of sleep a night. Your risk of heart attack and stroke may be raised by 10% with regular use of PAINKILLERS such as ibuprofen and naproxen. This also includes over-the-counter brands such as Advil, Motrin and Aleve. This statistic is from a 2014 U.S. Food and Drug Administration(FDA) advisory panel review. Even after a few weeks of use, prescription-strength versions may increase your risk by 20 to 50%. Use the lowest possible dose for the shortest amount of time. Also, use these drugs for only severe pain.

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