Coffee Stores London KY

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.

Starbucks Coffee Company
(606) 877-2433
2021 West Highway 192
London, KY
 
Somethings Brewing Inc
(606) 864-5087
London
London, KY
 
S & D Coffee - Main
(606) 523-6597
Corbin
Corbin, KY
 
Satyabrata Chatterjee, MD
1210 W 5th St
London, KY
Specialties
Cardiology
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Univ Coll Of Med Scis, Univ Of Delhi, New Delhi, Delhi, India
Graduation Year: 1978

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Oluwole John Abe
(606) 864-4040
1210 W 5th St
London, KY
Specialty
Cardiology, Cardiovascular Disease

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Starbucks
(606) 877-2433
2021 West Highway 192
London, KY
Hours
5:30 AM-11:00 PM

S & D Coffee
(606) 523-6580
Corbin
Corbin, KY
 
Anis Georges Chalhoub
(606) 864-5936
1406 W 5th St
London, KY
Specialty
Cardiology, Cardiovascular Disease

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Olawale O Olatunji, MD
(859) 226-0031
1210 W 5th St
London, KY
Specialties
Cardiology
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Univ Of Lagos, Coll Of Med, Lagos, Nigeria
Graduation Year: 1990

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Sandesh R Patil
(606) 864-4040
1210 W 5th St
London, KY
Specialty
Cardiology

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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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