What we always already knew: coffee is not harmful, but on the contrary life extending and totally healthy. And these are the reasons why engineers at work should drink coffee. And before and after.
Is coffee unhealthy? Oh what, cold coffee. The writer Honoré de Balzac daily drank 50 cups, and he was
only 51 years old. But this is Yes also not representative.
Why Engineers Should Drink Coffee Working
For some time, there are always new studies demonstrating the beneficial effect of the extract of the beans. A long-term study of Harvard University now clearly confirmed these results. The interesting thing is: not only the caffeine makes the effect, but other ingredients such as magnesium, chlorogenic acid and many others. Positive effect is reached even when with decaffeinated coffee. What part exactly what responsible is still yet to explore.
The Harvard scientists have evaluated three large longitudinal studies, involving a total 200,000 people over the years were examined or interviewed. The results are unique. Here are five bad diseases can be avoided therefore use of coffee:
1. Heart Attacks
The risk of coronary heart disease decreases with regular consumption of three to five cups of coffee per day significantly, says Harvard researcher Frank Hu. This is a result that even previous studies have shown, for example, in the Netherlands and the United States, where 45,000 men were studied over two years and interviewed. The coffee drinkers less likely suffered a stroke or heart attack than those who drank no coffee. The lead author of the Harvard study: Ming suspects especially anti-inflammatory substances in coffee as a cause of resistance.
2. Type 2 diabetes
Ming reported in the journal “Circulation” of ingredients of coffee, which can reduce the insulin resistance of body cells. So, the lower at coffee drinkers risk for type 2 diabetes could agree. In this type, yet even the insulin the body produces, but more or less resistant to the hormone.
Other studies have shown this effect, again, the research is not yet completed. At the German Coffee Association said: “the exact mechanism for this effect has to be researched further, however it is believed that the substances caffeine and theophylline in coffee play a role. They namely are strong stimulants of the pancreas for the insulin-producing cells.
Secondly it is believed an inhibitory effect of chlorogenic acid on a glucose-producing enzyme in the small intestine. The inhibition of this enzyme is a best practice to control an elevated blood sugar levels or a hyperglycemia.” The risk for type 2 diabetes can be halved even according to this use of coffee.
The Harvard scientists also explain that coffee drinkers less likely sickened depression as a comparison group. That at least is important for women and only for coffee, which contains caffeine. This finding is based on a study begun in 1996, ten-year with around 50,000 women. The rate of depression by 20% in the other group was among those who drank four or more cups of coffee per day.
However it is not clear, and that to this day, where come from this relationship. Does the caffeine directly positive effect on the brain? Or drink less coffee depressed, because they already often bad sleep and fear to make it worse by caffeine? The answer remains guilty also Ming thing.
A study running for over 18 years shows with 65,000 women who drank the four to six cups of caffeinated coffee per day, rarely got the pesky ear noise as when took no more than one and a half cups a day. The risk was at the coffee lovers 15% lower, resulted in the investigation of the Harvard School of health, which was published in 2014. Why this is so, however also here remained open. “Previous studies have shown already that caffeine has a direct effect on the inner ear”, Gary Curhan said. But here goes: more research needed.
5. Parkinson’s disease and Alzheimer’s disease
Ming Ding and his colleagues also suggest that neurological risks can be reduced through coffee. Amazingly in this realization: even here white one again not exactly, whence it comes. And with an old bean, who is so well studied as hardly a different plant. Finally, ingredients were found already around 1000.
But of course, the Harvard researchers that merge only existing studies, are not the first at the front. And the German Coffee Association, in which, mainly traders and roasters are represented, promotes long protection against Parkinson’s and Alzheimer’s disease by coffee. Regular drinkers, anyway, male, therefore have a 30% lower risk of these diseases as a teetotaller.
Parkinson’s disease, for example, arises because the body no longer produces enough of the nerve Messenger substance dopamine. About the reasons for the positive effect of coffee, also the beans lobbyists can only surmise: “still is not clear evidence that this protective effect is due.” However, it seems that caffeine blocks the so-called adenosine receptors in the brain. These receptors act as antagonists of dopamine-producing cells. These opponents are thus override, not can the dopamine-producing cells or only less damaged.”
Coffee machine on the ISS
Now, what are the reasons for the beneficial effects of coffee, you should be really matter. Because the bottom line can only mean: engineers should necessarily have a coffee machine at the workplace. If your boss wants to ban it, then you can indicate at least that also the engineers on the international space station ISS from fresh coffee can drink an Italian Lavazza machine developed especially for the space.
And if you too profane vulgar coffee maker, then you could afford a coffee vending machine in the shape of a Gothic Cathedral.