Coffee might be good for you.

The Seattle Post-Intelligencer has some good news for us:

Here's good news for women who love coffee: Drinking it doesn't seem to cause long-term high blood pressure, a study suggests.

Yes it says women; but I've seen similar studies mentioning these benefits for men as well.

But for some reason, women in the same study who drank colas did seem to have a greater risk of high blood pressure. Researchers were surprised at that and cautioned that the study wasn't conclusive.

Caffeine is a well-known ingredient in both beverages, and has been shown to cause short-term increases in blood pressure. But coffee drinkers in the study were no more likely than abstainers to develop high blood pressure during 12 years of follow-up.

There's a lot of sugar in cola. Maybe that's what's causing the trouble. Ya think?