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Bulletin, Record, Progressive, Reporter Wednesday, March 18, 2015 5B Positive effects of coffee percolating Last week, I discussed the importance of recently released findings by the federal government's Dietary Guidelines Advisory Committee, the pre-eminent body in shaping our country's dietary standards. Many experts in the health and nutrition field have not been great fans of some of the prior recommendations of the committee or of the Department of Health and Human Services and the Department of Agriculture, the agencies that publish federal dietary guidelines based on the committee's recommendations. The complaint is that previous guidelines have contributed to a sharp rise in obesity and other forms of chronic disease by steering people away from healthful foods. It is why the committee's current recommendations for long-overdue defined limits on sugar and salt intake, as well as its strong endorsement of a diet higher in plant-based foods and lower in animal-based foods, could be a significant incentive in leading people to adopt more healthful diets. Somewhat lost in the news was the committee's take on coffee consumption. For the first time, the committee directly addressed concerns about coffee, stating that moderate amounts of coffee are good for you and pose no long-term health risks. "Coffee's good stuff," Tom Brenna, a member of the committee and a nutritionist at Cornell University, told Bloomberg. I'll drink to that. For as long as I can remember, coffee drinkers have been C-FORCE HEALTH AND FITNESS CHUCK NORRIS info@creators.com subjects of ridicule by self-professed healthy eaters -- the notion being that one can't be truly health-conscious if he drinks the stuff. Coffee has been portrayed as this evil addiction right up there with smoking, an unfortunate and deadly companion activity of many a coffee drinker. Come to find, moderate consumption, within three to five cups of coffee a day, not only doesn't seem to pose any long-term health risks but also is correlated by the committee with the health benefits of reduced risk for heart disease and Type 2 diabetes. This comes on the heels of a recent study that showed that Americans today get most of their antioxidants from their daily intake of coffee. Also in the news is an unrelated report due to be released in April at the annual meeting of the American Academy of Neurology that has found that drinking upward of four cups of coffee a day could lower the risk of developing multiple sclerosis, commonly known as MS. This debilitating neurological disease affects more than 400,000 Americans and 2.4 million people worldwide, according to the National Multiple Sclerosis Society. The study, which tested Coffee is the world's nearly 7,000 people in the second-most-traded United States and Sweden,commodity. It is second only provides the most compelling to oil in terms of its value to evidence to date that thethe world economy. The,. caffeine found in coffee offers average U.S. worker spends a level of protection against a $1,092 on coffee each year. number of neurological Last year, Americans who disorders, Parkinson's drink coffee consumed about disease and Alzheimer's 1.7 cups a day on average, up disease among them. from 1.4 cups a decade ago, The study's authors are according to an estimate by quick to make clear that they New York-based researcher do not recommend that StudyLogic. anyone at risk for developing It is a beverage that MS start self-medicating by continues to have a profound guzzling down coffee as acultural impact around the form of treatment, world and certainly has a It is important to point out fine tradition in this country. that coffee is not for It is said that President everybody. Theodore Roosevelt drank as Some people have strong much as a gallon of coffee negative reactions to theevery day. He was also caffeine in coffee and should credited with coining the avoid it. It has been shown slogan "good to the last drop" that heavy intake can cause during a visit to the home of insomnia, nausea, muscle former President Andrew tremors and restlessness in Jackson. some, according to the Mayo Thomas Jefferson once Clinic. It is why many health called coffee his "favorite experts advise avoiding it for drink of the civilized world." six hours before bedtime.With coffee's worldwide Though studies currently popularity comes a lot of suggest a protective effect on brewed residue -- hundreds the heart and decreased risk of thousands of tons of it a of stroke from coffee day -- and scientists are drinking, others continue to working hard to come up suggest increased with a useful way to use this , cardiovascular disease risk waste as a form of energy factors, such as high blood that goes beyond the kick you pressure, as a consequence -- get from the drink. a back-and-forth we can Researchers are expect will continue, as investigating ways to turn neither claim can be called spent coffee grounds into fuel totally conclusive, pellets to be burned for Still, it's hard to ignore it energy. when we learn that regular coffee intake has also been Write to Chuck Norris associated with a decreased (info@creators.com) with risk Of prostate cancer, questions a bout health and according to a recent study fitness. published in the Journal of the National Cancer Copyright 2015 Chuek Norris Institute. Distributed by ereators.com CliP, from page 3B accident. She was transported to Eastern Plumas Health Care for treatment of moderate injures. Highway 70, March n The weather was cool and cloudy and the roadway was wet about 8:30 p.m. when Matthew Richmond, 42, of Orland, was driving a 2008 Ford F-350 westbound at a stated speed of 30 - 35 mph. Just west of the Grizzly Dome tunnel, as Richmond negotiated a slight left-to-right curve, the rear end of the Ford started to slip toward the south shoulder. He turned the truck to the right. The pickup headed toward the guardrail. The driver overcorrected to the left to avoid hitting the guardrail. The vehicle continued to fishtail and slid across the westbound and eastbound lanes. The front end of the Ford collided with a cement railing and the vehicle came to stop facing south in the eastbound lane. epu I Richmond put the truck into neutral. It rolled backward and came to a stop in the westbound lane. The driver exited the Ford. He was wearing his seat belt at the time and did not sustain any injuries. Loyalton, March 12 Joseph McGuire, 19, of Loyalton, was driving a 1990 Ford Probe northbound on Harriet Lane at a stated speed of 65 mph. It was very foggy and visibility was low. Due to the fog, McGuire didn't realize that he was rapidly approaching the end of Harriet Lane, where it intersects with Dyson Lane. About 8:30 a.m., he saw the stop sign at Dyson and hit the brakes but was unable to stop in time. The car skidded through the intersection and went off of the road on the north side of Dyson Lane. The vehicle struck a wooden post that was supporting a large wooden barricade and came to rest on the north shoulder of Dyson facing north. McGuire was wearing his seat belt at the time of the accident and was uninjured. P= ican Plumas County Republican Women members will be meeting Thursday, March 26, at Neighbors BBQ in Cromberg with registration at 10:45 a.m., a business meeting at 11 and luncheon at noon followed by a speaker's program. The speaker will be registered nurse Peggy Jones from Tahoe Forest Hospice, where she is clinical manager. She will an update attendees on hospice and palliative care, current Medicare regulations and services available in rural area. Experienced hospice volunteers will also be present and copies of "Hard Choices for Loving Hands" will be provided. Luncheon reservations at $20 are requested by Monday, March 23, to Liz Holston via 836-4428. The public is also welcome to hear the program. Vets" dependents may qualify for tuition help !The!college tu ion fee waiver for veteran dependents waives mandatory sYstemwide tuition and fees at any state of California community college, California State University or University of California campus. This program does not cover the expense of books, parking or room and board. The child of a veteran who has a service-connected disability rating from the Veterans Administration, or had a service-connected disability at the time of death, is eligible. The child's income, which includes the child's adjusted gross income plus the value of support provided by a parent, may not exceed the annual income limit, which is currently $12,119 (this changes from year to year). The current academic year entitlement is based upon the previous calendar year's annual income of the child. Applying requires a one-page application, copies of the previous year's 1040 tax return and a copy of the birth certificate of your child. The Plumas County Veterans Service Office issues veteran ID cards to honorably discharged veterans. Contact Jimmy LaPlante at 283-6275 or Steve Jennings at 283-6271 if you would like to receive one (we will need your DD-214). There are many state and VET Tt x JIMMY LAPLANTE Veterans Services Officer, Plumas Co. When you need a tax professional... Meet the April 15th deadline and make an appointment today. federal benefits and programs available to veterans and their dependents. To find out if you are eligible for any of these benefits, call our office. We accept walk-ins, but an appointment is preferred. We carl and will assist you in completing all required applications. Upcoming ceremony Welcome Home California Vietnam Veterans Day is March 29. There will be a California Vietnam Veterans Memorial ceremony and unveiling of new names at the Vietnam Veterans Memorial in Sacramento's Capitol Park. For more information contact greg.nannini@calvet.ca.gov. Jin~my LaPlant retired Na vy master chie petty officer, is the veterans serviea off-Jeer. Steve dennings, retired Na vy chig petty offloer, is the veterans sen, Joe representative for Plumas/Sierra counties. Jermings is in Loyalton (Social Servioes Department) on Th ursda y~ at 993-6720 to assist Sierra County veterans and dependents. League hosts special speaker "How important is Plumas County to California's watershed?" "What is the outlook for us in 2015?" Those questions will be addressed by Bob Kingman, of the Sierra Nevada Conservancy, at this month's meeting of the League of Women Voters of Plumas County. The meeting, scheduled for Wednesday, March 25, at 6 p.m. at the Plumas County Library in Quincy, is open to the public. Kingman will report on the statewide meeting in Sacramento sponsored by the Conservancy and the United States Forest Service. Among its goals were improving forest health, protecting natural resources and reducing the risk of catastrophic wildfires. According to League President Susan Christenseri, "It's no secret that this drought poses critical problems for our county, as it does for all of California. 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