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Did science backtrack regarding coffee causing dehydration?

Why it has been long assumed that caffeine or coffee is dehydrating? Because caffeine is a mild diuretic - it stimulates water excretion through the kidneys. But the amount of water you consume with ...
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Is decaffeinated coffee a diuretic?

While coffee in large amounts can stimulate urine production, it's not enough to produce a dehydration effect, especially in people accustomed to drinking caffeine. This recent study compared 50 male ...
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Does caffeine boost adenosine buildup?

Your question demonstrates a key understanding of homeostatic mechanisms: in many cases, long-term pharmaceutical modulation leads to compensatory changes that blunt the effects of the modulation. ...
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How does coffee affect blood sugar levels?

As a type 1 diabetic I have noticed even black coffee can have an effect on blood sugar. Coffee( the caffeine really) increases your blood epinephrine (adrenaline) levels. Adrenaline has the same ...
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Risks of Caffeine Powder

Caffeine comes from coffee beans, but it can also be synthesized in a laboratory. Caffeine has the same structure whether it’s in Coffee, Energy Drinks, Tea or pills/powder. Caffeine dosages should be ...
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How can caffeine cause nausea?

There are some conflicting results concerning the effect of caffeine on nausea. One study 1 reported that caffeine withdrawal is associated with nausea and vomiting which might suggest that caffeine ...
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Does caffeine reduce mass gaining by accelerating metabolism?

Answer: No Summary Metabolic effects of caffeine may vary depending on whether one is 'naive' to caffeine (infrequent user) or 'accustomed' to caffeine (daily user). Metabolic effects may also vary ...
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Should i start drinking coffee or tea for health reasons?

I am not an expert, but I am going to write up what I think. Note that there is a Coffee Stack Exchange if you later have non-health related questions about coffee. Caffeine has some positive effects,...
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How much caffeine intake a day is still safe for health?

I have found an article published in November 2017 that states: "Evidence supported consumption of ≤400 mg/day in adults is not associated with overt, adverse effects." Link to the article: https://...
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Coffee for solving sleep problems?

It is very difficult to prove a negative. This is true both because there always exists the possibility of a small effect that a given study is underpowered to find, and because of the chronic issue ...
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Does some ingredient in coffee actually help the liver break down fibrosis?

The conclusion of the mentioned systematic review with meta‐analysis: coffee consumption and the risk of cirrhosis (Alimentary Pharmacology & Therapeutics, 2016): This meta‐analysis suggests ...
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If I get COVID-19, can I still drink coffee?

Similarly to Graham Chiu, I could not find any relevant articles on PubMed. I performed searches linking viral disease and caffeine, but most were related to viral hepatitis. Instead, I decided to ...
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If I get COVID-19, can I still drink coffee?

At the very least, coffee (caffeine actually) can can have a complex interaction with pain medication. Caffeine can actually enhance the pain-relief effects of some medications, like aspirin, which is ...
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If I get COVID-19, can I still drink coffee?

A search on Pubmed, and Google has found no data to support the assertion from the Viriginia Government that coffee drinking is deleterious to your health when you have the Covid-19. Unless they ...
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If I get COVID-19, can I still drink coffee?

To some people, caffeine is a diuretic. You want to stay as hydrated as possible during any illness to give the body what it needs and promote a fast recovery. Since caffeine is a diuretic (to some ...
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Monster Energy - SugarFree - vs coffee

Diet soda isn't inherently bad for you: http://examine.com/nutrition/is-diet-soda-bad-for-you/ It's hard to come up with any conclusive statements about caffeine; it is an incredibly well researched ...
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