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Is caffeine good for the health?

By Dr K K Aggarwal
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  •  Caffeine is the most consumed stimulant in the world. It is consumed in the form of coffee and tea.
  • At present there is no scientific data for promoting or discouraging coffee and/or tea consumption in the daily diet.
  • Short term benefits include mental alertness and improved athletic performance.
  • Short–term adverse effects including headache, anxiety, tremors and insomnia.
  • Long–term adverse affects include generalized anxiety disorder and substance abuse disorders.
  • Long–term benefits are dose–dependent. Caffeine is associated with a reduced risk of Parkinson’s disease, Alzheimer’s disease, alcoholic cirrhosis and gout. Coffee, both caffeinated and decaffeinated, is also associated with a lower risk of type 2 diabetes.
  • Heavy coffee intake may trigger coronary and arrhythmic events in susceptible individuals, although coffee intake is not considered a long–term risk factor for myocardial disease.
  • Most studies show a modest inverse relationship between coffee consumption and all–cause mortality.
  • Caffeine withdrawal is a well–documented clinical syndrome with headache being the most common symptom. (Source: Uptodate)

Is caffeine good for health?

By Dr K K Aggarwal
Filed Under Wellness | Tagged With: , , | | Comments Off on Is caffeine good for health?

Caffeine is the most consumed stimulant in the world. It is consumed in the form of coffee and tea.
At present there is no scientific data for promoting or discouraging coffee and/or tea consumption in the daily diet. Short term benefits include mental alertness and improved athletic performance. Long-term benefits are dose-dependent. Caffeine is associated with a reduced risk of Parkinson disease, Alzheimer disease, alcoholic cirrhosis, and gout. Coffee, both caffeinated and decaffeinated, is associated with a lower risk of type 2 diabetes.

Short term adverse effects are headache, anxiety, tremors, and insomnia. Long term adverse affects include generalized anxiety disorder and substance abuse disorders. Heavy coffee intake may trigger coronary and arrhythmic events in susceptible individuals, although coffee intake is not considered a long-term risk factor for myocardial disease. Most studies show a modest inverse relationship between coffee consumption and all-cause mortality. Caffeine withdrawal is a well-documented clinical syndrome with headache being the most common symptom. (Source: Uptodate)

Is caffeine good for the health?

By Dr K K Aggarwal
Filed Under Wellness | Tagged With: , | | Comments Off on Is caffeine good for the health?

  1. Caffeine is the most consumed stimulant in the world.
  2. It is consumed in the form of coffee and tea.
  3. At present there is no scientific data for promoting or discouraging coffee and/or tea consumption in the daily diet.
  4. Short term benefits include mental alertness and improved athletic performance.
  5. Short-term adverse effects including headache, anxiety, tremors and insomnia.
  6. Long-term adverse affects include generalized anxiety disorder and substance abuse disorders.
  7. Long-term benefits are dose-dependent. Caffeine is associated with a reduced risk of Parkinson disease, Alzheimer disease, alcoholic cirrhosis, and gout. Both caffeinated and decaffeinated coffees are also associated with a lower risk of type 2 diabetes.
  8. Heavy coffee intake may trigger coronary and arrhythmic events in susceptible individuals, although coffee intake is not considered a long-term risk factor for myocardial disease.
  9. Most studies show a modest inverse relationship between coffee consumption and all-cause mortality.
  10. Caffeine withdrawal is a well-documented clinical syndrome with headache being the most common symptom. (Source: Uptodate)