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LONDON (Reuters) – Caffeine addiction is such a downer that regular coffee drinkers may get no real pick-me-up from their morning cup, according to a study by British scientists.
Originally posted by buddhasystem
Guys... it must depend on the strength and dosage of coffee... Years ago I drank a lot of coffee and still was getting buzz from a large serving of Starbucks, forgot which blend. What I ultimately did get was heart palpitations, at which point I quit. Scary.
Originally posted by apacheman
What would the Brits know about coffee?
Never met any who could brew a decent pot...it's always weak and see-through.
If they want a cup of real coffee, just drop by my house: I guarantee it'll perk 'em up.
Originally posted by Nathwa
So, I guess the questions that need to be asked are:
1. How was the study biased?
2. What could the study have done differently?
3. Perhaps their pool of test subjects are too similar in how they are effected by the coffee.
4. Was there a varience in the brew that was supplied to the test subjects?
The team asked 379 adults -- half of them non/low caffeine consumers and the other half medium/high caffeine consumers -- to give up caffeine for 16 hours, and then gave them either caffeine or a dummy pill known as a placebo.