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Old 08-18-2010, 12:22 PM   #1
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Caffeine and Brain Mets

This is early research but interesting nonetheless.

http://www.aicr.org/site/DocServer/U...pdf?docID=3921
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Old 08-18-2010, 04:30 PM   #2
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Re: Caffeine and Brain Mets

Oh thank you for this post!!!! I love my coffee .
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Old 08-18-2010, 09:08 PM   #3
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Yippee !!!!!!!! I don't have brain mets, but I am happy to see there is something good about coffee besides the taste. I have to have my morning cup of coffee no matter what !! Smile !!
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Old 08-19-2010, 11:32 AM   #4
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Re: Caffeine and Brain Mets

Hi Tonya
I assume it doesn't matter if the caffeine comes from another source such as green tea??

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Old 08-19-2010, 09:37 PM   #5
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Or caffeine from dark organic chocolate?

I had sworn off caffenated drinks and got brain mets - guess I did not eat enough chocolate!
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Old 08-24-2010, 12:04 PM   #6
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Re: Caffeine and Brain Mets

The study specifically mentions coffee but there are also known benefits from green tea and dark chocolate. Moderation is key!
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