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Coffee: A Healthy Outlier

In the 1950’s, Dr. Stewart Wolf completely changed the way the world views health. After a lecture at the University of Oklahoma, Wolf was invited out for a beer with a colleague who had an interesting story to tell. There was a town just outside of Bangor, Pennsylvania known as “Roseto.” A small group of Italian immigrants had settled there in the early 1900’s and remained almost entirely isolated from the outside world. They spoke nothing but Italian and even the architecture reflected their cultural roots. However, while the degree of mystery surrounding the community was compelling, there was something much more compelling to talk about. There wasn’t a single person in the entire town of Roseto who was dying from heart disease.1

1 “Outliers by Malcolm Gladwell | Hachette Book Group | Little ….”
Accessed 5 Aug. 2020.

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