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Good news: No link between coffee consumption and common type of irregular heartbeat
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A major study has determined that there is no link between coffee consumption and atrial fibrillation. http://medicalxpress.com/news/2015-09-li...gular.html

So drink up and enjoy!

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#2
Yeah! Good News. How can something this good be bad for you?

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In a world that gives us bad news on a daily basis, this is very good news.

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#4
I should probably read the article before asking...
Doesn't caffeine exacerbate a-fib in a person who is known to have a-fib?
The doc told my buddy with a-fib that coffee was verboten.

I have a rare skipped beat; and caffeine seems to make that more frequent. I my case the occasional skipped beat is benign; so, I still enjoy good coffee.
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#5
I have family members with a-fib. They are restricted from caffein. I really enjoy several cups of Gevalia coffee every day. I don't have a-fib as yet. I sure would hate to give up coffee.

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Haveing had afib i can say coffee or caffine will set it off. Also makes PVCs worse.
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(09-23-2015, 10:54 AM)justMongo Wrote: I should probably read the article before asking...
Doesn't caffeine exacerbate a-fib in a person who is known to have a-fib?
The doc told my buddy with a-fib that coffee was verboten.

I have a rare skipped beat; and caffeine seems to make that more frequent. I my case the occasional skipped beat is benign; so, I still enjoy good coffee.

Yes, it does - you should avoid caffeine in any form (coffee, tea, chocolate, coke, whatever) if you suffer from a-fib, or pvc/ves or other forms of heartbeat irregularities. However, if you have a healthy heart, go ahead - drink away.

As a rule, it is better to keep away from caffeine no matter what - it is a drug, and an addiction. It does a lot of things to your body that yo might be happier to not have done to it, if you are "clean" you will understand.

I avoid touching the stuff before an op, it makes my hands shake, not such a big deal on big ortho work, when you get out the hammer and chisel (yeah, we are really stone masons and carpenters in this trade), but with an arthroscope, you really don't want even a slight tremor translated down the path of the device.

My advice is moderation if you are healthy in your heart, and stay off it otherwise. Stay off it if you can even if you are healthy (and yes, there are withdrawal symptoms - it is both physiologically and psychologically addictive and can be hell for some people to get off it) but if you are a user, understand the risks and understand that you are indeed a user, not just a harmless imbiber. And realise also that caffeine is hidden, like sugar, in a lot of things where you don't think it is - so be informed and be safe, or you still may be a user unawares.

Oh, and Hi, I am DocWils, and I am an addict. Here is my story.....

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Don't worry doc. Politics in the US is so wacky that they'll criminalize coffee; and decriminalize pot.
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#9
The problem is that we are given a scientific study today that says coffee or caffeine is bad for you, then tomorrow, one comes out that says it's good for you, each coming from seemingly reliable researchers and scientists... wash, rinse, repeat...

It seems that basing ones decisions solely on any particular "scientific study" is at best an ephemeral exercise.

Contrary to the claims of some, accepted "scientific facts" change from year to year. There is "science, falsely so-called" and then there is true science. The problem is that our culture relies heavily upon any and all "science" as a religion almost, and adherents to this religion often declare "scientifically proven facts" as a conclusive proof that should end arguments over what is true vs. what is false.

Much good has been done when "true science" is followed, but far too much of today's so-called "science" is muddied up by faulty procedures, false assumptions and even intentional deception - especially when scientific funding (money) is involved, which tends to corrupt even the most sincere scientist at times . Unless we are personally participating and watching over all aspects of each step in a scientific study, it would be wise to be sceptical of any "scientific proof".

As for me and my house, the coffee machine will not be unplugged for any length of time, simply because "a study was done". Bigwink Too-funny

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#10
You're preaching to the choir on that one SS !!
Science is funded by agenda -- come up with the desired outcome -- or no more funding.


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