Saturday, March 08, 2008

Really? The Claim . . .

I am long-time fan of the NY Times' Health section column, "The Claim: . . ." 

This week's piece is no let-down.  While we have always heard about the dehydrating effects of caffeine, studies suggest suggests moderate amounts of coffee are only as dehydrating as moderate amounts of . . . water!

Sip, sup and swallow with peace of mind, my friends.  Your kidneys will be just fine.

2 Comments:

Anonymous Anonymous said...

Yeah, but the study didn't factor into the behavioral effects of coffee drinkers. Look around a morning class. Do you see people sipping water at the same rate that coffee drinkers are gulping their brew? So, maybe it's not a diuretic...people just drink a lot of it.

3/10/2008 3:44 PM  
Blogger Patrick said...

That makes sense.

The studies also used coffee, and not espresso. More powerful drinks (like that 8 oz quad cappuccino I love so dearly) might produce very different results.

3/10/2008 6:01 PM  

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