A new study shows that coffee drinkers are much more likely to enjoy their drinks at the coffee shop than their tea-drinking counterparts.
In the new survey of more than 4,000 U.S. adults, the Starbucks Barista Survey found that 64% of respondents said they had a coffee mug, compared with 32% of tea drinkers and 19% of coffee drinkers who didn’t drink coffee.
The survey also showed that tea drinkers are more likely than coffee drinkers to have a coffee cup or mug.
“There are a lot of coffee bars that cater to tea drinkers.
They’re more likely in the coffee world to have tea mugs and coffee cups,” said Dr. Rebecca Gail, an associate professor of health behavior at the University of Washington.”
Tea drinkers are less likely to drink coffee than tea drinkers who don’t drink tea, but we see that coffee consumption is a more common beverage among tea drinkers than tea consumers.”
In addition, a majority of coffee drinkers (57%) say they have a tea mug or coffee cup, compared to 32% who have a cup of tea and 29% who don.
“The takeaway is that coffee is the preferred beverage for coffee drinkers and tea is the preference of tea consumers,” Gail said.
“I think people have really gotten comfortable with the idea of having a coffee or tea cup at home.
They are able to enjoy coffee without having to worry about how it’s made and where they get it.”
In a related study published in the American Journal of Public Health, Dr. Robert Schoenfeld, a research associate professor at Harvard Medical School, looked at the health of the population over the age of 50 in the U.K. over the past five years.
He found that people who drink tea have a lower risk of coronary heart disease, stroke and diabetes than those who don´t drink tea.
“People who drink coffee have a reduced risk of mortality from all causes, diabetes, cancer, heart disease and all-cause mortality,” Schoenfield said.
The study was conducted by a team led by Dr. Michael E. Lonsdale, professor of medicine at the Massachusetts General Hospital and Harvard Medical school.
In addition to the coffee-drinkers, the researchers surveyed nearly 400,000 adults ages 50 and older.
They found that those who drank coffee had a 33% lower risk for death from all cause and a 35% lower incidence of cancer, and had a 15% lower death rate from cardiovascular disease.
They also had a 23% lower rate of stroke and a 14% lower mortality rate from diabetes.
“When you get down to it, there is a lot more to the equation than simply whether or not you have a drink,” Lonsden said.
“You also need to consider how much you exercise and how much weight you put on your waistline.”
He added that there are several important factors that can help to reduce the health risks associated with coffee consumption.
“If you have diabetes or high blood pressure, it is possible that you are more susceptible to stroke and stroke complications.
If you have high cholesterol or are obese, you are at increased risk of death,” he said.
Dr. Robert Gail says the coffee study showed that drinking coffee doesn’t make you healthier.
He points to the fact that people drink coffee as a natural alternative to alcohol.
“It is really a great alternative to a lot, if not all, of the health problems that we associate with drinking alcohol.
Coffee is very low in calories, and the coffee itself has a great nutritional value,” he explained.
In addition to reducing the risk of diabetes and heart disease associated with drinking coffee, Dr Lonsend said coffee can also reduce the risk for depression and anxiety.
“What this study suggests is that there is some kind of physiological difference between coffee drinkers, tea drinkers, and coffee drinkers that may help explain some of the different health outcomes that people have seen,” he added.
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