05 September 2008

There is research findings that have linked drinking three or more cups of coffee a day with increased heart risk. Coffee can raise the level of an amino acid, called homocysteine, which might harm the arteries. The caffeine in coffee may also raise blood pressure.

Drinking or eating a large amount of caffeine can also speed bone loss and might reduce birth weight and raise the risk of miscarriage. Women who are pregnant or trying to get pregnant are advised to not drink more than two cups of coffee a day. The same is also true for postmenopausal women to guard their bones.

Caffeine has also been known to precipitate heart burn, rapid heartbeat, and anxiety.
Caffeine is found in many types of food and beverages so a careful monitoring of your caffeine content being consumed is important. Coffee does have one of the highest doses of caffeine.

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