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does caffeine kill brain cells

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Dr. Luis Villaplana
34 years experience Internal Medicine
No: Nope.

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A 29-year-old male asked:
Dr. Kevin Daus
36 years experience Obstetrics and Gynecology
Coffee: There is no evidence that coffee or caffeine kills brain cells. In fact, the benefits of drinking moderate amounts of coffee probably outweigh the ris ... Read More
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A 26-year-old female asked:
Dr. Richard Williams
17 years experience Pharmacy
Stimulant: Caffeine is a central nervous system stimulant. As such it appears to make your brain work faster as well as causing the gitters if you drink too much ... Read More
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A 35-year-old male asked:
Dr. James Rochester
25 years experience Family Medicine
Study citation: Can you please site the study where you read this? A true 40% reduction in blood flow to the brain would most likely result in unconsciousness. If w ... Read More
A 56-year-old member asked:
Dr. Sewa Legha
49 years experience Medical Oncology
None that I know: Caffeine does not have any good or bad effect on cancer of any kind including brain tumors.
A 27-year-old member asked:
Dr. Slade Suchecki
17 years experience Family Medicine
Possible: If you have a medical issue like heart condition for example.
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A 49-year-old member asked:
Dr. Heidi Fowler
24 years experience Psychiatry
Why do you ask?: Sorry, as a psychiatrist I always want to address safety first.
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Dr. Mark Fisher
33 years experience Neurology
In the usual way: The same way that anything gets into the brain: Arteries carry blood to the brain. The arteries branch into arterioles which branch into capillaries. ... Read More
A 56-year-old member asked:
Dr. Geoffrey Tyson
38 years experience Pain Management
No: Caffeine is a relatively safe substance. It does enhance wakefulness and alertness. Reducing it should not improve brain function and may, during the ... Read More
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Dr. Alan Ali answered
31 years experience Psychiatry
Caffeine: It stimulates brain, affects blood vessels, metabolism, and liver/kidney functions.

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