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*'''Caffeine helps to stay alert.''' After drinking some coffee one becomes alert and concentrated, which helps e.g. to finish some work. *'''Caffeine helps to stay alert.''' After drinking some coffee one becomes alert and concentrated, which helps e.g. to finish some work.
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*'''Caffeine is addictive.''' Albeit a rather soft one, caffeine definitely is a drug, so drinking coffee can become an addiction. Quitting drinking coffee may well be accompanied by abstinence symptoms. *'''Caffeine is addictive.''' Albeit a rather soft one, caffeine definitely is a drug, so drinking coffee can become an addiction. Quitting drinking coffee may well be accompanied by abstinence symptoms.
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*[http://www.embraceaustralia.com/culture/australian-food/coffee "Coffee in Australia" at "Embrace Australia"] *[http://www.embraceaustralia.com/culture/australian-food/coffee "Coffee in Australia" at "Embrace Australia"]
*[http://www.drweilblog.com/home/2009/10/26/caffeine-may-reverse-alzheimers.html "Caffeine May Reverse Alzheimer's" at "Dr. Weil's daily blog"] *[http://www.drweilblog.com/home/2009/10/26/caffeine-may-reverse-alzheimers.html "Caffeine May Reverse Alzheimer's" at "Dr. Weil's daily blog"]
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*[http://www.medicinenet.com/script/main/art.asp?articlekey=86711 "Caffeine Risks May Rattle Diabetic People" at "MedicineNet.com"] *[http://www.medicinenet.com/script/main/art.asp?articlekey=86711 "Caffeine Risks May Rattle Diabetic People" at "MedicineNet.com"]
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==External links and resources== ==External links and resources==
*[http://www.talkaboutcoffee.com/the-healthy-pros-and-cons-of-drinking-coffee.html "The Healthy Pros and Cons of Drinking Coffee" at "Talk about Coffee"] *[http://www.talkaboutcoffee.com/the-healthy-pros-and-cons-of-drinking-coffee.html "The Healthy Pros and Cons of Drinking Coffee" at "Talk about Coffee"]
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*[http://www.talkaboutcoffee.com/drinking-coffee-during-pregnancy.html "Is Coffee Safe During Pregnancy?" at "Talk about Coffee"] *[http://www.talkaboutcoffee.com/drinking-coffee-during-pregnancy.html "Is Coffee Safe During Pregnancy?" at "Talk about Coffee"]
*[http://www.askmen.com/sports/foodcourt/59_eating_well.html "The Pros & Cons Of Coffee" at "AskMen.com"] *[http://www.askmen.com/sports/foodcourt/59_eating_well.html "The Pros & Cons Of Coffee" at "AskMen.com"]
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What are the pros and cons of drinking coffee?

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Does drinking coffee improve physical health?

Pro

  • Coffee lowers the risk of prostate cancer. Due to Boron content, drinking coffee helps to prevent prostate cancer.
  • Coffee may prevent gallstones.


Con

  • Coffee increases the risk of heart attack. Drinking too much coffee raise the chances of suffering a heart attack. Coffee also contains terpenoid, a compound known for increasing cholesterol levels.
  • Coffee can induce stomach problems. Coffee raises stomach acidity levels, which can induce stomach ulcers and impair digestion.
  • Drinking coffee can lead to sleep disorder.


Is caffeine beneficial?

Pro

  • Caffeine helps to stay alert. After drinking some coffee one becomes alert and concentrated, which helps e.g. to finish some work.


Con

  • Attention falls abruptly, after the effect of caffeine has subsided. The alertness induced by caffeine lasts only for a limited time. After the effects of caffeine has subsided, the concentration falls the more. This is dangerous especially for drivers and generally people operating some machinery.
  • Caffeine is addictive. Albeit a rather soft one, caffeine definitely is a drug, so drinking coffee can become an addiction. Quitting drinking coffee may well be accompanied by abstinence symptoms.


Pro/Con sources

Pro


Con


See also

External links and resources

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