FAQ about coffee, longevity, sugar and stupidity. And also vampires.
May 17th, 2012
04:00 PM ET
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The New England Journal of Medicine has just released a study indicating that increased coffee consumption is linked to longer lifespans. The Intramural Research Program of the National Institutes of Health, National Cancer Institute, Division of Cancer Epidemiology and Genetics funded the research, which tracked 400,000 healthy men and women between the ages of 50 and 71 for up to 13 years.

Researchers found that people who consumed two or more cups of coffee a day are less likely to die from certain diseases than people who drink little or no coffee. But before you grab your mug and fight off the hordes stampeding to the break room, here are a few things you should consider.

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A cup of joe a day keeps the Grim Reaper away
May 17th, 2012
10:30 AM ET
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(Health.com) - Drinking a daily cup of coffee - or even several cups - isn't likely to harm your health, and it may even lower your risk of dying from chronic diseases such as diabetes and heart disease, a new study in the New England Journal of Medicine suggests.

The relationship between coffee drinking and health has been a hot topic in recent years, but research has produced mixed results.

Some studies have linked coffee consumption to better health and a lower risk of premature death, while others suggest that coffee - or rather caffeine - might contribute to heart disease through negative effects on blood pressure, cholesterol, and heart rate.

The new study is by far the largest of its kind to date. As part of a joint project with the AARP, researchers from the National Institutes of Health followed more than 400,000 healthy men and women between the ages of 50 and 71 for up to 13 years, during which 13% of the participants died.

Read the full story on CNN Health: "Coffee drinking linked to longer life"

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National Cherry Cobbler Day
May 17th, 2012
09:00 AM ET
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While you're frying up some eggs and bacon, we're cooking up something else: a way to celebrate today's food holiday.

It's a shoo-in as one of America's favorite desserts - May 17 is National Cherry Cobbler Day!!

Pandowdies, crisps, crumbles, buckles, grunts and slumps are, first of all, a heck of a lot of fun to say. They're essentially all rough versions of a cobbler, which is a deep dish dessert with a thick, biscuit-like crust and a fruit filling.

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Coffee klatsch
May 17th, 2012
05:00 AM ET
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