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Is caffeine good or bad to our body?

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Dr. Kevin Carr
Internal Medicine 20 years experience
Mixed bag...: There are many reports of benefits and harms regarding consumption of caffeine..regular intake can cause an increase in blood pressure but some studies show it may protect against Alzheimers dementia or Parkinson's Disease. Coffee may lower colon cancer risk. Consumption has been shown to increase muscle strength and endurance. Men under 55 may have increased risk of dying sooner with 4+ cups/day.
Dr. Patricia Foster
Psychiatry 44 years experience
Agree caffeine has mixed reviews. Use of caffeine is best assessed if put into context. If uncertain whether it's "help or harm", discuss with your doctor.
Oct 31, 2015

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Are caffeine are good for our body and does it have side effect?

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How bad for the body is it drink caffeine while taking lithium ?

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It could be: If you are taking lithium to stablize your mood, the caffiene acts as a stimulant.
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Could result in more tremulousness also.
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