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Does caffeine inhibit adh (vasopressin)?

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Dr. Richard Shewbridge
32 years experience in Endocrinology
Not really.: While caffeine may affect kidney blood flow, resulting in some adjustment in fluid balance indirectly, caffeine does not directly affect ADH (vasopressin) levels to any significant degree
Answered on Jun 10, 2014
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