Coffee and Depression: Coffee as an Antidepressant! What?

Written by Randy Wilson

Coffee and Depression:
When you grab that morning cup of java, you’re probably not thinking of it as an antidepressant. You’re just trying to get that morning pick me up to get your day going.

However, recent studies have shown that java really does function as an antidepressant, raisingrepparttar spirits of people who regularly drinkrepparttar 142918 stuff. It acts onrepparttar 142919 central nervous system and has mild antidepressant effects.

Coffee and depression studies have found that drinking it reducedrepparttar 142920 rate of suicide inrepparttar 142921 large demographic populations observed.

The first coffee and depression study that raisedrepparttar 142922 topic of java as an antidepressant was done in 1993. In this study, a Kaiser Permanente Medical Care Program study of 128,934 nurses found that java drinkers were significantly less likely to commit suicide than nondrinkers.

This Nurse’s Health Study on coffee and depression did not go so far as to establish a causal relationship between java drinking andrepparttar 142923 drop inrepparttar 142924 suicide rate. The study stated that it could be thatrepparttar 142925 coffees itself had little to do with it, but that people who drink coffee share other characteristics that make them less likely to commit suicide.

A second study on coffee and depression, however, confirmed these controversial findings and went farther as to state that it wasrepparttar 142926 coffee that droppedrepparttar 142927 suicide rate. This study was especially noteworthy, as it was large-scale and adjusted for confounding factors.

Published inrepparttar 142928 Archives of Internal Medicine in 1996,repparttar 142929 study followed more than 86,000 registered nurses inrepparttar 142930 United States between 34 and 59 years of age for ten years. Dr. Ichiro Kawachi, an epidemiologist at Harvard Medical School who led this study, looked atrepparttar 142931 data fromrepparttar 142932 Kaiser Permanente study hoping to discount their findings.

Instead of what he expected to find, he confirmedrepparttar 142933 original study’s results with his own: using coffee as an antidepressant reducedrepparttar 142934 suicide rate in these nurses.

Organic Cream Cheese Brownies

Written by Mambo Sprouts

Ingredients: ************ 1 pkg NO PUDGE! Fat Free Fudge Brownie Mix (any flavor) 1 cup lowfat vanilla yogurt 3 oz. (6 Tbsp.) fat-free cream cheese, softened 1/4 tsp. vanilla extract

Preparation: ************ Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Combine No Pudge! mix and 2/3 cup ofrepparttar yogurt according to package directions. Pour into nonstick pan. Blend remaining yogurt, cream cheese and vanilla extract in small bowl. Drop teaspoonfuls of this mixture onto brownie dough. Use knife to marble mixture through brownies. Bake for 35 to 40 minutes. For easy cutting, let brownies cool, then refrigerate until chilled. When wrapped in plastic, brownies stay fresh for two weeks.

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