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Users comments and reviews on article Is Decaffeinated Or Decaf Coffee Healthy? by Jane23

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This is just more public misinformation based upon death-by-a-thousand studies. It's so myopic, it's pointless.

Let's look at the big picture facts here:

* Fact: Humans have been consuming coffee for about 1,000 years of recorded history without any known major health issues associated with it from all that epidemiological evidence

* Fact: Every week some new study reports on the supposed "miracle" health effects of coffee, as to whether it will kill you instantly or help you live to 200

* Fact: Consumers have been baffled and confused by this research study back-and-forth on coffee for decades now

* Fact: We clearly knew cigarettes were not only bad for us, but a killer, based on 1940s medical research and technology

* Question: If we knew cigarettes could kill with 1940s primitive research, why with another 60 years of weekly studies are we still so conflicted on whether coffee is healthy or not?

* Question: If we are to presume a competent medical research infrastructure, isn't 60 years of inconclusive information about coffee a strong indicator of professional incompetence at this point?

* Question: If not incompetence, isn't there a chance out outright deception of the public about these medical studies?

* Fact: Published medical studies on the health effects of coffee still continue to get a lot of research reports, advertising revenues on TV and in newspapers, and Internet views all the time -- earning a lot of money for the publishers

* Fact: Public interest in this kind of research, and these kinds of stories, would drop dramatically if the medical research community came out with a definitive answer on coffee and health

* Fact: The medical research infrastructure is supported by grant-based funding

* Question: Could the medical research industry's dependence on grant-based funding combined with the financial interests of publishers contribute to a codependent system that encourages more useless studies and encourages the perpetuation of confusion about coffee and health?

Decide for yourselves.
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I believe this article is far from being pointless (especially comparing to your 'facts') - there are many people consuming decaf thinking it is better that ordinary coffee. Therefore ...
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Article fails to mention that the Swiss Water Decaffeinated Coffee process is done without the use of methylene chloride or ethyl acetate. Dido for the Mountain Water Process.
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Dido? You mean ditto? Geez.
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One key factor that this article fails to mention is that the entire study was done on the effect of robusta coffee beans (which the article states are used for decaffeinated coffee). Robusta variety are known to coffee connoisseurs as lower quality beans to the preferred arabica beans which are ALWAYS used by higher-end coffee roasters (such as Starbucks) even in decaffeinated coffee. The impact of this study is not strictly on decaf, but is instead on the lower quality robusta bean.
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