Monday, July 29, 2013

Harvard Scientists Say Coffee Could Halve the Risk of Suicide

Harvard scientists say coffee could halve risk of suicide. A study spanning two decades and surveying 200,000 men and women suggests a protective effect of caffeine.
Drinking several cups of coffee a day could halve the risk of suicide in men and women, scientists from Harvard suggest

In a study published by the Word Journal of Biological Pyschiatry, researchers analysed the caffeine consumption of more than 200,000 people spanning a period of nearly 20 years.

They found that, for both men and women, those who took in 400mg of the stimulant a day – the equivalent of two to three cups of coffee – were statistically 50 per cent less likely to commit suicide. Read more

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