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Thu Jan 10, 2013, 09:38 AM

Hold the cola, double-down on the espresso





Sweetened Drinks May Boost Depression, Coffee Reduce It

Megan Brooks
Jan 09, 2013


New observational research hints that regular consumption of sweetened beverages, particularly diet soda, may raise the risk for depression in adults, while drinking coffee may protect against depression.

"Our research suggests that cutting out or down on sweetened diet drinks or replacing them with unsweetened coffee may naturally help lower your depression risk," Honglei Chen, MD, PhD, from the National Institutes of Health, Research Triangle Park, North Carolina, said in a statement.

In an email to Medscape Medical News, Dr. Chen emphasized, however, that the biological mechanisms behind the associations "are not well-understood" and "more research is needed to confirm these findings."

Dr. Chen will present the research at the upcoming American Academy of Neurology 65th Annual Meeting in March. .................(more)

The complete piece is at: http://www.medscape.com/viewarticle/777356



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Response to marmar (Original post)

Thu Jan 10, 2013, 09:42 AM

1. The only problem for me with that,

is that any coffee drink has to be as sweet as a soda in order for it to be even remotely palatable. I'll cook with it, but even then, it's only a flavoring in a sweet treat.

Turn it into a pill and I'll consider it

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Response to marmar (Original post)

Thu Jan 10, 2013, 09:53 AM

2. I'll drink to that.

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Response to marmar (Original post)

Thu Jan 10, 2013, 10:30 AM

3. Coffee has always been a huge deal in my life

and I can attest that I have never been depressive (you wouldn't know it from my writing here, but people say I'm very "up" and "mellow"). I think I must be a natural coffee person: it wakes me up but doesn't keep me awake if I want to sleep, it doesn't make me hyper or nervous it calms me down, and has never bothered my stomach at all. It does wake my brain up very noticeably.

Coffee is the number one must-have of life for me. It goes with me all day wherever I go, and it's the one thing I try to make sure that I never run out of. That, and second is my chocolate e-cig, and it doesn't matter what else I may be lacking. I started drinking it in middle school, and that was 50 years ago.

Also, I never liked sodas. Not any kind. I very rarely have one and even then, don't ususally finish it. But I do drink a lot of water all day long, along with the coffee.

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Response to marmar (Original post)

Thu Jan 10, 2013, 11:12 AM

4. Coffee is proof that God loves us and wants us to be happy!

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Thu Jan 10, 2013, 12:01 PM

5. unsweetened tea for me

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