Writers are known for their suicidal tendencies, so clearly, this next bit of news should prove pivotal to the Underground’s readers.
It seems that coffee drinkers are far less likely to kill themselves (via Time):
According to a study performed by the Harvard School of Public Health and published this month in The World Journal of Biological Psychiatry, people who drink two to four cups of java each day are less likely to commit suicide than those who don’t drink coffee, drink decaf, or drink fewer than two cups each day. The study followed over 200,000 people for at least 16 years. And it’s not just a weak link: the researchers found that the suicide risk was cut by around 50 percent for caffeine fiends.
While it’s possible coffee drinkers are less likely to take their own lives, I guarantee* you many of those same coffee fiends later fall to friends and spouses who grew tired of waiting for a coffee addict to fix that last cup before the day could begin (not that I’m bitter or anything).
I don’t drink coffee and therefore should fear for my life, but like Bad Language’s Matthew Stibbe, I’m a bit of a tea fiend. This, I believe, confers the same chemical immunity with an added dose of class (pinkies up!).
Keep writing (and drinking), Tom Chandler
(*Not a guarantee)