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Episode 177: The evidence around the health benefits of coffee and organic foods

In episode 177, Mike and James, both high as a kite on caffeine, discuss the health benefit evidence around coffee ingestion and also discus the evidence or lack thereof of the heath issues around the use of organic foods. At the end we come to the conclusion that ketchup is really the quintessential food and decide that it goes well with everything.

1) Association of Coffee Drinking with Total and Cause-Specific Mortality

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Ann Oncol 2012;23:311-8 

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2) Are Organic Foods Safer or Healthier Than Conventional Alternatives?

Ann Intern Med 2012;157:348-66

3) TEC podcast survey link – PLEASE GIVE IT A GO


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