The good news about the effects of coffee consumption on health and disease seems endless.
[A] new study of more than 8,000 people across the UK found that drinking five cups a day, and even up to 25, was no worse for the arteries than drinking less than a cup a day.
The research, part-funded by the British Heart Foundation (BHF), is being presented at the British Cardiovascular Society conference in Manchester.
Researchers found that even those drinking up to 25 cups of coffee a day were no more likely to have stiffening of arteries than those who drank less than one cup a day.
All the participants in the latest study underwent MRI heart scans and infrared pulse wave tests, and the results held true even after factors such as age, weight and smoking status were taken into account.
Claus von Bulow, the Danish-born socialite who was convicted in 1982 and then acquitted three years later on two counts of attempting to murder his American heiress wife, Sunny, with injections of insulin, has died at his home in London. He was 92.
Von Bulow, whose by-then ex-wife died in 2008 in a nursing home on the Upper East Side of New York City after nearly 28 years in a coma, died Saturday, Bloomberg reported, citing the New York Times. No cause of death was given.
The high-profile Von Bulow case — dubbed the “case of the sleeping heiress” — has been called one of the most sensational courtroom dramas in modern U.S. history, attracting worldwide attention and spawning several books and a movie.
I recall this case, but it didn’t resonate with me until I was a medical student a few years later, and instructors would obliquely reference this case when talking about the concept of iatrogenesis.