Coffee Stores Waynesville NC

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
(828) 456-7599
120 Barber Blvd
Waynesville, NC
 
Starbucks
(828) 456-7599
120 Barber Blvd
Waynesville, NC
 
Dillsboro Chocolate Factory & Espresso Bar
(828) 631-0156
28 Church Street Dillsboro
Dillsboro, NC
 
Coffee Shop
(828) 586-2013
385 E Main St
Sylva, NC

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Charles M Gross
(828) 564-9222
32 Physician Drive
Clyde, NC
Specialty
Cardiology, Internal Medicine, Cardiovascular Disease

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Panacea Coffeehouse Cafe & Roastery
(828) 452-6200
66 Commerce Street Waynesville
Waynesville, NC
 
Starbucks
630 Champion Dr
Canton, NC
 
Starbucks
517 Centennial Drive
Cullowhee, NC
 
Mosaic Cafe & Coffee House
(828) 670-8833
1390 Sand Hill Rd
Candler, NC

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David W Peterson
(828) 564-9222
32 Physician Dr
Clyde, NC
Specialty
Cardiology, Internal Medicine, Cardiovascular Disease

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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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