Beverage cause

Coffee (Caffeine)

Caffeine is a stimulatory anti-sleep compound extracted from coffee beans. Habitual caffeine use leads to tolerance, which dulls several of caffeine’s effects.

Risk C Factor
Measured in mg

There are 28 benefits of Coffee (Caffeine), including:

Type 2 Diabetes Lymphatic outcome
Decreased risk of Type 2 Diabetes
Lymphatic system

2 studies

Dementia Brain outcome
Decreased risk of Dementia
Brain system

3 studies

Cardiovascular Disease Cardiovascular outcome
Minor decreased risk of Cardiovascular Disease
Cardiovascular system

2 studies

Cognitive deficit Brain outcome
Decreased risk of Cognitive deficit
Brain system

1 study

Depression Brain outcome
Minor decreased risk of Depression
Brain system

1 study

Skin cancer Intergumentary outcome
Minor decreased risk of Skin cancer
Intergumentary system

1 study

Stroke Brain outcome
Minor decreased risk of Stroke
Brain system

2 studies

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There are 6 risks of Coffee (Caffeine), including:

Cortisol Endocrine outcome
Increased risk of Cortisol
Endocrine system

1 study

Lung cancer Respiratory outcome
Increased risk of Lung cancer
Respiratory system

1 study

Pancreatic cancer Digestive outcome
Minor increase risk of Pancreatic cancer
Digestive system

1 study

Inflammation Lymphatic outcome
Minor increase risk of Inflammation
Lymphatic system

4 studies

Heart Rate Cardiovascular outcome
Minor increase risk of Heart Rate
Cardiovascular system

1 study

Pregnancy & Birth Maternity outcome
Strong decrease risk of Pregnancy & Birth
Maternity system

1 study

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Interesting Facts

Cancer protection

The World Health Organization cites that there is an overwhelming amount of research that coffee can promote health and actually inhibit cancer. However, they did note that drinking coffee at temperatures in excess of 140 degrees Fahrenheit can increase the risk of cancers of the throat and esophagus. This temperature is much higher than which coffee is typically consumed.


Caffeine is highly stimulatory and a systemic vasoconstrictor. Caution should be exerted if one is either not used to caffeine ingestion or currently has high blood pressure. Caffeine should not be used as a supplement in those with cardiac impairments without prior consultation of one's doctor. Caffeine can also have an effect on ones quality of sleep; while you may be able to fall asleep, it will be of inferior quality. Chronic ingestion of caffeine reduce performance benefits of caffeine.

Recommended Dosage

Researchers tend to use a dosage range of 4-6mg/kg bodyweight.

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