I came across this article in Time, and wonder if it should make us reconsider coffee.
Not a definitive study perhaps, but seems to indicate that coffee, and the 1000's of phytochemicals in it, may not be all bad.
from the article: "Overall, coffee drinkers were more likely to smoke cigarettes and consume red meat and alcohol than those who didnâ€™t drink coffee. However, when the researchers adjusted for these risk factors, they found that drinking coffee was inversely related to death. Coffee drinkers were less likely to die from heart disease, respiratory disease, stroke, injuries and accidents, diabetes and infections, but there did not seem to be an association with decreased cancer deaths."
Read more: http://healthland.time.com/2012/05/17/c ... z1yMyYTLfZ
I would be in the group of older people who do not smoke, drink alcohol, or eat meat. I gave up coffee a while back trying to follow your advice as closely as I could. I'd enjoy that morning cup with my wife again if I felt it was health neutral (or positive). Any thoughts, Jeff?