Sweetener of Life - Tea, Coffee, and Danish Longevity

Sweetener of Life - Tea, Coffee, and Danish Longevity

A study spanning 32 years investigated the long-term mortality risk associated with adding sugar to coffee and tea in older Danish men. It found that out of 2923 participants, 88.3% died during the follow-up period, with a marginally higher death rate in the sugar group compared to the non-sugar group. This whimsical recounting also touches on various research topics, including the benefits of ultrabrief pulse electroconvulsive therapy (ECT) combined with mindfulness-based psychotherapy, the effects of mindful dishwashing on positive affect and attentional awareness, the lack of attention to mindfulness research, and the over-prescription of antibiotics in medicine. The article also includes a personal anecdote about the loss of a superpower related to dyslexia.

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