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The Los Angeles Times Investigates Caffeine

Reporter Emily Sohn takes a long look at the highs and lows of caffeine consumption:
"As soon as you say coffee, people think caffeine; as soon as you say caffeine, people think coffee," says Terry Graham, a metabolic physiologist at the University of Guelph in Canada, a longtime caffeine researcher who recently organized an international symposium on caffeine and health. Scientists have isolated antioxidants, polyphenols, and micronutrients from coffee and tea, but there have been no long-term studies of how each ingredient, including caffeine, affects the body on its own or within a beverage.


"There are health benefits of coffee that have nothing to do with caffeine," Graham says. In fact, he adds: "There are no health benefits I've ever seen documented for caffeine."
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MK - June 26, 2007 5:38 AM

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Jen@ flowering tea - November 8, 2010 6:12 AM

If caffeine has no health benefits then what's the worst effect caffeine can give to one's body? if there's any.

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