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Both for its stimulating qualities and for its flavor, many people around the world consume coffee. For this reason, several scientific investigations on its effects have been carried out. If you consume this drink frequently, we recommend that you read about the pros and cons of drinking coffee.

Effects of analgesics

Effects of analgesics

Caffeine and analgesics are a positive combination, since
the consumption of this grain boosts their effects by 40% and also accelerates
response to medications. For this reason, much of the medicine today contains
caffeine.

Headaches

In 2009, the Journal
of Headache and Pain
published a study where researchers affirm there is a
relationship between the prevalence of headaches and the consumption of more
than 5 milligrams of coffee per day. It was also found that those who drink low
to moderate amounts of coffee are more likely to suffer from chronical
headaches (more than 14 days a month).

Cholesterol

Coffee filters absorb cafestol and kahaweol, molecules which
increase cholesterol levels in the blood. Thus, those who prefer to consume
coffee prepared without filter are exposed to an increase in their cholesterol.

Anticarcinogenic

Many studies claim that consuming coffee reduces the risk of
oral, pharyngeal, esophageal, breast, liver and prostate cancers. Nevertheless,
causes of this have not yet been discovered for which this statement cannot be
declared with certainty.

Ulcers

Drinking coffee can damage the gastrointestinal tract and
produce ulcers or other types of irritation in the stomach and intestine. In
addition to this, consuming this beverage produces irritation and anxiety, which
are harmful to the digestive system organs.

Miscarriages

Many studies, including one published in 2008 in the American Journal of Obstetrics and
Gynecology
, linked coffee consumption to miscarriages. The research found
that pregnant women who consume more than 200 milligrams of coffee per day have
double the risk of miscarriage than those who take smaller amounts.

Type 2 diabetes

Frank Hu, a Harvard epidemiologist, argues that the results
of studies prove that the magnesium and chromium contained in coffee stimulate
the use of insulin, a substance that regulates blood sugar, by the body.

Alzheimer’s

According to a study done in 2009, those who drink 3 or 4
cups of coffee a day have 65% less chance of developing dementia or Alzheimer’s
than those who drink 2 or less.

Digestion

Consuming coffee produces peristaltic contraction which
functions as a natural laxative. It is assumed that this is due to the action
of coffee in the epithelial receptors of the stomach. In turn, consuming coffee
releases gastrin, a hormone that activates the digestive process.

Hallucinations

In 2009, a study conducted by the University of Durham
indicates that people who consume at least 315 milligrams of caffeine a day are
three times more likely to hallucinate than those who drink less. Some of the
hallucinogenic effects of drinking these amounts of coffee are seeing things,
hearing voices or perceiving the presence of someone.