Coffee Stores Fort Wayne IN

No one really knows why people react so differently to caffeine. One person's standard every-morning double latte is another person’s anxiety freak-out. Over the years, we’ve heard any number of conflicting reports on caffeine and its impact on our health, especially our hearts.

Dunkin' Donuts
(260) 421-1303
900 Library Plz
Fort Wayne, IN
 
Starbucks Coffee Company
(260) 373-0172
4201 Coldwater Blvd.
Fort Wayne, IN
 
Starbucks Coffee Company
(260) 470-6360
3801 Coldwater Rd
Fort Wayne, IN
 
Starbucks Coffee Company
(260) 485-8640
6119 Stellhorn Rd
Fort Wayne, IN
 
Dunkin' Donuts
(260) 432-8291
6747 Jefferson Blvd
Fort Wayne, IN
 
Starbucks Coffee Company
(260) 422-2587
502 W Jefferson Blvd
Fort Wayne, IN
 
Starbucks Coffee Company
(260) 471-4829
3905 E State Blvd
Fort Wayne, IN
 
Starbucks Coffee Company
(260) 483-5198
301 East Coliseum Blvd
Fort Wayne, IN
 
Starbucks Coffee Company
(260) 459-8500
5723 Coventry Lane
Fort Wayne, IN
 
Starbucks Coffee Company
(260) 492-1309
10301 Maysville Rd
Fort Wayne, IN
 

Caffeine Roulette

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By Sarah Forbes

No one really knows why people react so differently to caffeine. One person’s standard every-morning double latte is another person’s anxiety freak-out. Over the years, we’ve heard any number of conflicting reports on caffeine and its impact on our health, especially our hearts. To puzzle out the right answers, you’d probably need a whole pot of coffee just to stay awake.

A new study sheds some light on why all this research has produced such differing results. Earlier studies identified the gene that causes us to metabolize caffeine well and a variant of the same gene that doesn’t do as good a job. The version you have determines how fast your body can process the caffeine you consume. Researchers from the University of Toronto asked some 4,000 people in Costa Rica (half of whom had suffered a nonfatal heart attack) to fill out a food frequency questionnaire. Genetic testing revealed 55 percent of them to be “slow coffee metabolizers.” Of this subgroup, those who drank around two or three cuppa joes a day were 36 percent more likely to have a nonfatal heart attack than those who didn’t drink coffee.

The crazy part? The same amount of caffeine can actually be good for the hearts of those with the fast metabolizing gene. Unfortunately, you can’t know for sure to which group you belong without genetic testing. In the meantime, it’s probably best to ensure your heart’s health by keeping consumption of caffeinated items to a minimum.

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