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Heavy Coffee Drinking and the Risk of Suicide

A. Tanskanen, J. Tuomilehto, H. Viinamäki, E. Vartiainen, J. Lehtonen and P. Puska
European Journal of Epidemiology
Vol. 16, No. 9 (2000), pp. 789-791
Published by: Springer
Stable URL: http://www.jstor.org/stable/3581947
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Heavy Coffee Drinking and the Risk of Suicide
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Abstract

Earlier research has implicated coffee drinking as a possible protective factor for suicide. We followed-up 43,166 subjects for the mean 14.6 years, and 213 suicides were committed. Daily coffee drinking had a J-shaped association with the risk of suicide. Using the Cox model we controlled for potential covariates, and found that among heavy coffee drinkers (≥8 cups/day) the risk of suicide was 58% higher compared with more moderate drinkers.

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