Coffee for Long Life

I’ve blogged before about the relationship between coffee and psoriasis, i.e. that a study has not shown any evidence that coffee makes psoriasis worse (or better).  However there are many studies showing the benefits of coffee.  Now it seems that we can add one more, it may be that coffee drinkers live longer than non-coffee drinkers.

Although the study did emphasize:

“this doesn’t prove that coffee makes people live longer, only that the two seem related”

As good as this news is, I noted that the article states early on that coffee may raise blood pressure and LDL (the bad cholesterol).  This spiked my interest as I just had my blood test results come back from my remicade infusion on Wednesday, and although my blood pressure was fine during my infusion my blood tests showed that my LDL is raised.  My doctor told me to decrease my intake of animal proteins and eat low fat diary products.  My diet is pretty good however I have been eating a lot of fried chicken as I find it helps settle my bowels.  My doc wants me to take some medication but I think I’ll try cutting out the fried chicken first to see if it makes a difference.

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