February 9, 2014

Twice the Risk of Early-Death

1 Slow Reaction Time Tied to Heart Disease

Based on research just published in the journal PLoS One, Americans ages 19 to 60 who have slower than average reaction time are more likely than average to die prematurely. The association is especially strong for death by stroke or heart attack, for which it’s as reliable a predictor as smoking. An analysis of reaction-time tests conducted on over 5,000 Americans from 1988 to 1994 and followed up with health monitoring found that those with the slowest times were twice as likely as those with average times to be dead within 15 years. Researchers suggest that weakening hearts and blood flow may impede response time for months or years before deteriorating into a life-threatening cardiovascular illness. Slow reaction time was also linked less strongly to death due to cancer.

More at Latimes.com | Posted 4 years ago by Robert S. Wieder

Previously: Processed Meat Linked Trio Premature Death

Tags: Signs of Heart Disease, Symptoms of Cardiovascular Disease, Reaction Times and Mortality, Premature Death Warnings

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Drink Your Parody Art

2 Los Angeles Now Serving Dumb Starbucks

Dumb Starbucks, located in the Los Feliz neighborhood of Los Angeles, opened just days ago. The store is almost identical to a real Starbucks, reports Gawker. However, the Dumb Starbucks serves "Dumb Espresso" and "Dumb Frappuccinos." Dumb Starbucks posts an FAQ explaining that they aren't really a Starbucks, but they're "simply using their name and logo for marketing purposes." Apparently, this is legal under parody law. While Dumb Starbucks is a fully functioning coffee shop, they're legally categorized as a "work of parody art." So, enjoy your Dumb Starbucks art, Los Angeles residents and visitors.

More at Gawker | Posted 4 years ago by Peggy Rowland

Previously: Starbucks Removes Tall Option from Menu

Tags: Dumb Starbucks, Starbucks Parody, Dumb LA Starbucks Cafe, Best Coffee Los Feliz

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