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Was obesity association with diseases a confirmation bias?? I don’t think so, but it’s still possible…

Health & Family

The longest lived among us aren’t necessarily those who are of normal weight, says a new study.

According to new research this week in the Journal of the American Medical Association (JAMA), researchers say that being overweight may lead to a longer life.

The somewhat surprising conclusion comes from an enormous, detailed review of over 100 previously published research papers connecting body weight and mortality risk among 2.88 million study participants living around the world. The new research confirms that obese people, and particularly those who are extremely obese, tend to die earlier than those of normal weight. But the findings also suggest that people who are overweight (but not obese) may live longer than people with clinically normal body weight.

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The new report is the largest and most comprehensive review of how weight, measured…

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Today is National Espresso Day!


Today is National Espresso Day!

In all the black friday hype, we coffee lovers should not forget that we have something more to celebrate too – national espresso day! Arguably, espresso is the most important coffee related invention- and espresso deserves the special place it has in many hearts.

The history of espresso is published on the University of Scranton’s website – it was invented not too long ago – in 1903 by Luigi Bezzera. His need to find a faster way to brew coffee, resulted in a drink with a lot of fascinating properties. Can I overemphasize that “necessity is the mother of invention”?