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1984 was a very bad year for the health status of coffee, but 2022 data shows it's heart-healthy

  Real data changes things. Real data shows you what's real and what's not.    In 1984, an article appeared in the academic journal, Social Problems , entitled “ Coffee Drinking: An Emerging Social Problem ?”  In this article, the authors Ronald Troyer and Gerald Markle wrote: “Though coffee has been suspect for some 300 years, public attention since 1970 has been focused on medical research which suggests that the caffeine in coffee may cause cancer, birth defects, and heart disease.”  It seems farfetched now, but coffee was once considered a vice that could lead to sickness and even death. Now, 37 years later, we have an ever-growing base of evidence showing that overall coffee, in its purest form, is good for us.     A study published in March 2022 showed that drinking 1.5-3.5 cups of coffee a day reduced mortality by 30% during the 7-year study period. This is based on analysis of data from more than 170,000 people between the ages of 37 and 73—the average age was 57. A s