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Coffee or caffeine consumption: Is it bad for you? What are its benefits?

Updated: Dec 6, 2022

What is caffeine and what does it do to the body?

Caffeine is a chemical found in coffee. We examined caffeine's impacts on the body for adults, children and pregnancy, as well as caffeine's role in disease development.

What is the difference between coffee and caffeine?

Coffee is a drink that contains caffeine [1, 2]. However, coffee also has a range of other chemicals and compounds [2]. Therefore, it is important not to directly correlate coffee's beneficial or worsening effects to caffeine without further investigation. Caffeine is also found in a variety of other soft drinks.

What effects does coffee have on the body?

Reduced risk for Type II Diabetes

Reduced risk for stroke

Varied effects on glucose metabolism

Benefit to physical functioning outcomes during aging ( 40 years old)

Varied effects in children under 12 years old

Increased risks during pregnancy

Let's protect ourselves from cardiovascular disease


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