Understanding Basic Health Facts
Is it safe to drink coffee often?
The general consensus among scientists is that coffee is perfectly safe as long as it is consumed in moderation. A healthy amount of consumption per day is considered to be equal to two to three 8oz. cups of brewed coffee.Does high caffeine intake have a connection with osteoporosis?
Are caffeine drinkers at a greater risk of high blood pressure?
Researchers have differed in their opinions on the matter, but recent studies find no correlation with caffeine causing a change in blood pressure -- even in people with mild hypertension. Caffeine does increase the heart rate, and as with most things in life, too much can be hazardous. But normal coffee and caffeine consumption seems to not be connected with high blood pressure.Can drinking too much coffee give you cancer?
Is caffeine addictive?
Can a person become dependent on caffeine?
Drug dependence experts do no classify caffeine as addictive, nor does the body grow dependent on it. However, another aspect to investigate is the dependency through the psychological state. Many people feel they need to drink coffee due to other outside problems such as poor time management and stress from over-working.
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