Coffee and Breast Size: A reply

A reply to the study we mentioned two days ago: “Of cup and bra size: Reply to a prospective study of breast size and premenopausal breast cancer incidence,” Anita Ringberg, Erika Bageman, Carsten Rose, Christian Ingva and Helena Jernstrom, International Journal of Cancer, vol. 119, 2006, pp. 2242–2243. The authors explain: “we found that the […]

Coffee and Breast Size

Seemingly unrelated factors come together in this coffee-fueled study: “Coffee intake and CYP1A2*1F genotype predict breast volume in young women: implications for breast cancer,” Helena Jernstrom, M Henningson, U Johansson and H Olsson, British Journal of Cancer, vol. 99, no. 9, November 2008, pp. 1534-8. (Thanks to Sara Rörbecker for bringing this to our attention.) […]

Coffee good, they say

A report in US News & World Report: “Every cup of coffee was associated with a 7 percent reduction in the risk of diabetes, the researchers said.” Every cup! Let the unrestrained extrapolation begin! UNRELATED NOTE: The photo here shows Trooper A.J. Coffee, whose person and actions are unrelated to this story, so far as […]

Coffee Klatch

My great-grandfather Henry Thompsom Klatch had a beard and enjoyed the lifelong study of methods of efficiently pouring coffee. This small photograph shows him pouring coffee in his study. The angle allows the viewer to see his beard. Henry believed that he suffered obscurity because of the unusual spelling of his middle name Thompsom with […]