Drinking Coffee Has Its Perks and Trade Offs

By Tina Hudgins

While there are still a lot of varying information on whether or not coffee is a safe drink to enjoy, within specific contexts it's been demonstrated to be health. This is a welcome good word for the hundreds of thousands of people that would almost certainly guzzle it regardless of whether it was healthy for them in the first place. All forms of coffee except decaf contains caffeine, and as a result of this fact, all types of coffee are a habit-forming substance. In fact, it's one of the most (really the only) societally endorsed habituating chemicals there is.

In the female gender drinking of coffee has in fact been associated with a reduced risk of stroke. A stroke is suffered by 425,000 women every year, and effects around 75,000 women more than men. Stroke is the leading cause of death among females of Hispanic descent. Oddly enough, one research study has found that a chemical cocktail containing the cocktail of both caffeine and ethanol fed to rats prevented 80% of the damage ordinarily caused by ischemic stroke.

Caffeine and coffee, however, very much like most other things is a mixed bag. One scientific study discovered that the drug caffeine is associated with a heightened risk of miscarriage in women with child. In fact, in one particular scientific study women who drank at least two cups of coffee everyday experienced twice the risk of having a miscarriage relative to those who didn't.

Interestingly enough, however, caffeine has also been scientifically demonstrated to be great for boosting aerobic performance in athletes who aren't already conditioned to it. One critical to be aware of down-side of caffeine, perhaps particularly worthy of mentioning to athletes, is that caffeine consumption has been connected with the development of a variety of cardiac arrhythmia known as atrial fibrillation.

Atrial fibrillation does induce shortness of breath, especially following a workout. As you can have figured out, this isn't the type of new information that a gym-going coffee sipper would like to be informed of! As a matter of fact, the majority of athletes would most assuredly prefer to avoid shortness of breath as long as they can in order to have better physical performance. It's good to be up-to-date about the positive and potentially harmful effects of caffeine because it's such a mixed bag of potentially positive and negative effects.

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