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Your favorite drug prevents brain rot

  1. May 18, 2010 #1

    mgb_phys

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  3. May 18, 2010 #2

    Moonbear

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    I love all these studies that justify coffee and chocolate consumption. I can even tolerate the occasional glass of red wine to good health if I'm forced. :biggrin: I will continue to selectively ignore the studies that tell me what it's all bad for.
     
  4. May 18, 2010 #3
    Is that why im so smart? I knew drinking 4 2leeters of pop a day had to be good for me but couldn't figure out how...
     
  5. May 18, 2010 #4

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    FOUR 2L bottles of soda...a day?! :bugeye: :surprised

    Well, I guess your bladder muscles are in great shape then.
     
  6. May 18, 2010 #5

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    It isn't working.
     
  7. May 18, 2010 #6

    mgb_phys

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    Are you sure you remember to drink it?
    Or do you just wander into the kitchen and can't remember what you went in for?
     
  8. May 18, 2010 #7

    Ivan Seeking

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    Who knows?
     
  9. May 18, 2010 #8

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    I know I've had a bad day when I come home from work and find the coffee cup sitting on the coffee maker, still full. It's a bad morning when you make coffee and don't remember to drink it.
     
  10. May 19, 2010 #9
    Remember to take your memory pills first. That should help you remember to drink the coffee that will in turn help the dementia.
     
  11. May 19, 2010 #10

    Integral

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    With that, I guess I'll go pour myself another cup of coffee.




    I think I made a pot this morning?
     
  12. May 19, 2010 #11

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    I thought 'how did you know?' as a reply to mgb's would do it, but giving it a second thought, your's is hilarious :rofl:


    I'm bad at recalling events/names/information/people!... And I love cocolates, but it's no good... I think I'm a fish!
     
  13. May 19, 2010 #12

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    Nope, that's from two days ago. Meh, just warm it up a bit, it'll be fine.
     
  14. May 19, 2010 #13
    I can't remember to take the folic acid for my memory until I've had my coffee.:wink:
     
  15. May 20, 2010 #14
    Dunno about long term effects, but since I cut all candy, coffee, soft drinks and fast foods I can definitely say there is an obvious increase in the responsiveness of my mind, as well as memory, multitasking, pattern recognition and so on.

    Weren't cigarettes also promoted as GOOD and HEALTHY by medical doctors back in the old days? Maybe trying to boost the economy a little, by advertising a drug that has long been known for it's negative effects?
     
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  16. May 20, 2010 #15

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    What negative affects? That some people get jittery if they consume too much?

    I'm one of those people that is not affected by caffeine, at least not at the low levels found in a cup of coffee. For years I used to have a large cup of caffeinated coffee right before bed to relax me. My mother was the opposite, one cup and she'd be up all night.
     
  17. May 20, 2010 #16
    While his pancreas and liver weep tears of insulin. :)

    Caffeine can cause insomnia, and lack of sleep is damaging, as is anxiety which caffeine can increase. This study is interesting in purely chemical terms, but in the context of diet, it's useless.

    There is also the matter raised jokingly by magpies as to how the caffeine is delivered. Tea, is quite healthy, coffee in moderation is not bad, soda is crap, and the rest is probably from drugs such as excedrin. How many people exercise moderation with chocolate, coffee, and soda?
     
  18. May 20, 2010 #17
    Like any stimulant, caffeine is addictive and makes people dependent, I know people who cannot even tie their shoelaces if they didn't had a coffee. Or can't get through the afternoon, fall asleep while they are driving and such...

    Maybe you have some health issue? Stressed before bedtime? Caffeine before bedtime should not relax you, quite the opposite actually. It induces adrenaline secretion which should not relax you at all...

    IIRC a coffee before bedtime actually prevents the body from entering the "rest" state, which can be very harmful in the long run.

    Weird
     
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