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Caffeine Health

WATCH: Here's How Much Caffeine It Would Take To Kill You

The Huffington Post | Jacqueline Howard | Posted 08.28.2014 | Science

For many people, a good cup of coffee is one of the great pleasures of life. But too much of the stuff can kill you, as explained in a new ASAPScience...

Just How Dangerous Are Energy Drinks, Anyway?

The Huffington Post | Erin Schumaker | Posted 10.02.2014 | Healthy Living

After a day of sipping energy drinks on the beach in Rocky Point, Mexico, 16-year-old Lanna Hamann went into cardiac arrest and died on June 14. Wh...

7 Worrisome Facts About Caffeine

Posted 04.14.2014 | Healthy Living

By Melaina Juntti for Men's Journal What's the largest, least regulated and most misunderstood drug trade in America? That would be caffeine. In hi...

Are Halloween Treats Keeping You Up At Night?

Posted 10.28.2013 | Healthy Living

By Shelby Freedman Harris, Psy.D. for YouBeauty Halloween is almost here and stores are filled to the max with candy. Although Halloween candy can ...

10 Things You Might Not Know About Caffeine

The Huffington Post | Laura Schocker | Posted 08.30.2013 | Healthy Living

Most of us consume it every day, but how much do we really know about caffeine? The naturally-occurring substance with a bitter taste stimulates t...

Coffee Can Help You Live Longer

Manoj Jain, MD MPH | Posted 06.16.2013 | Healthy Living
Manoj Jain, MD MPH

If you drink coffee, I have some bad news and some good news. The bad news is that the more cups of coffee you drink, the higher your risk of dying early. The good news is that if you "risk adjust," then the more cups of coffee you drink, the lower your risk of dying early. Let me explain.

Coffee: The Mystery, the Evidence

Brian Secemsky, M.D. | Posted 02.16.2013 | Healthy Living
Brian Secemsky, M.D.

Coffee is amazing. But like any drug, its caffeine content may carry side effects that outweigh the benefits of consumption. Be smart and take time to understand the health consequences of caffeinated beverages and come to your own conclusions.

The Pleasure and Pain of Coffee: How Confusing Can It Get?

Roxana Shaw | Posted 02.04.2013 | Healthy Living
Roxana Shaw

Confession: I am enamored with coffee. In fact, I adore coffee so much that I coerced my coffee-virgin husband to "just give a Starbucks mocha a try," and now he's hooked, as in love with coffee as I am. Does that mean I created a drug addict? This is where all the confusion comes in.

9 Essential Health Facts About Caffeine

Posted 11.15.2012 | Healthy Living

By Wyatt Myers Medically reviewed by Cynthia Haines, M.D. As any habitutal coffee drinker knows, caffeine is a stimulant and a drug. Consume too...

The Health Risks Of Energy Drinks

Posted 10.25.2012 | Healthy Living

By Beth Gilbert Medically reviewed by Lindsey Marcellin, M.D., M.P.H. Anais Fournier, a 14-year-old Maryland girl with a heart arrhythmia, drank...

Can You Caffeinate Yourself to a Lower Weight?

Judith J. Wurtman, PhD | Posted 11.12.2012 | Healthy Living
Judith J. Wurtman, PhD

Does it or doesn't it? The controversy over caffeine's role in weight loss has been going on for more than a decade. So many studies have appeared, with evidence on both sides of this issue, you can toss a coin while you are waiting for your caffeinated or decaffeinated latte to be made.

How Much Caffeine Is Too Much?

Posted 04.27.2012 | Healthy Living

By Zachary Sniderman Pick any American at random, and odds are that person had caffeine today. One study found 98 percent of people in North Ame...

7 Health Benefits Of Coffee

The Huffington Post | Amanda Chan | Posted 12.31.2011 | Healthy Living

Oh, coffee. The a.m. savior, dispenser of energy and the reason why many of us are able to get through the first parts of our days without looking lik...

Caffeine and Alcohol: A New Fad With a Bad Buzz

Kari Henley | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Kari Henley

Many youth today think they need caffeine to stay awake in school, need alcohol to wind down and now need both to stay awake while relaxing with friends. Most adults are the same.