Good Morning, Everyone! June 14, 2007 / Neil Kramer / 27 Comments Food, Life in General Previous post Recipe for a Food Blogger Next post Here Comes the Sun 27 Comments Finn June 14, 2007 at 8:04 am It’s always fuckin’ something… Now tell me: Have I had my coffee already, not yet, or have I been drinking it too long? Reply sizzle June 14, 2007 at 8:24 am well that screws me since i don’t drink the stuff and am still a headcase! 😉 Reply heather anne June 14, 2007 at 8:51 am I still think it’s worth it. Reply psychomom June 14, 2007 at 8:56 am I thought it was all the rap music my kids play. Guess that applies to my Diet Soda too. Now I’m really sad 🙁 Reply shortie June 14, 2007 at 9:03 am This explains a lot. Cheers. 🙂 Reply sandra June 14, 2007 at 9:25 am Good thing I don’t drink coffee! Reply Nance June 14, 2007 at 10:04 am I read the article three times and still can’t figure out how it qualifies as news. The first two paragraphs are common knowledge; the last admits that no one knows a thing. Did someone’s cousin need a summer job or something? Reply brooke June 14, 2007 at 11:48 am Bite me. Reply better safe than sorry June 14, 2007 at 12:39 pm i don’t drink coffee, i switched to decaf tea about four years ago. caffeine is the devil. sunshine on the other hand, that’s the way to start your day. Reply question girl June 14, 2007 at 1:01 pm uhmmmmmm… so what’s my excuse? Reply Jurgen Nation June 14, 2007 at 1:03 pm Well, I’m fucked. I guess I already knew that, though. Reply princess extraordinaire June 14, 2007 at 1:36 pm I think that pretty much sums up the reason for my personality… Reply Scarlet June 14, 2007 at 1:59 pm Yummmmmmm, I’ll take the risk. Besides, it has antioxidants:) Reply Bre June 14, 2007 at 2:53 pm That’s why I gravitate towards tea! Reply Not Fainthearted June 14, 2007 at 3:29 pm meh. It’s like they recycle these doom and gloom stories. There’s one from the BBC last March that said it didn’t do anything. http://notfainthearted.wordpress.com/2007/03/08/i-think-theyre-missing-the-point/ If I was a conspiracy theorist I’d say they alternate the “it’s great for you” “it’s horrible for you” stories just see how many people spin. Reply nelumbo June 14, 2007 at 6:02 pm Ok, as a science geek I have to weigh in that it looks like they just found that high caffeine use tended to co-occur with depression. That doesn’t mean it caused it. Perhaps people that are depressed and feeling lethargic tend to self-medicate with large doses of caffeine. Or people who don’t get enough sleep and drink lots of coffee end up burned out and depressed. Correlation DOES NOT establish causation! Coffee anyone? Reply wordgirl June 14, 2007 at 6:06 pm Great! I can’t wait to tell this to my coffee-addicted parents who tease me endlessly about the fact that I don’t drink coffee. Reply Michael June 14, 2007 at 9:19 pm I’m a tea man. But the occasional white chocolate mocha slips by. I get cranky without my tea. Reply You can call me, 'Sir' June 15, 2007 at 3:18 am I’m going to file this under the “Everything is going to kill, unless it doesn’t” heading in which I have all of the other FDA research saved. They’ve been consistently flip-flop-tastic about red meat and eggs for the last six decades, so it’s refreshing to finally see that caffeine is now, officially, the devil. Reply Karl June 15, 2007 at 5:53 am Screw them! I’m drinking my freaking coffee! Reply Patois June 15, 2007 at 6:04 am Oddly enough, I’m okay with that. Cheers! Reply Dana June 15, 2007 at 6:42 am Top me up another cuppa Joe, there, will ya? Reply Churlita June 15, 2007 at 7:10 am Oh great. Just one more thing. But, on the other hand, it’s also another good excuse. Reply Pants June 15, 2007 at 10:34 am This is explains a lot. Reply maitresse June 16, 2007 at 3:34 am coffee brings my personality into coherence. better a coherent depressive than an incoherent optimist. Reply Marilyn June 19, 2007 at 8:43 am I agree with the correlation is not causation statement. Also, there seems to be a correlation between coffee use and decreased Diabetes risk. So, I’ll be a depressed crazy person but I won’t get diabetes. It’s a trade off. Reply wamylove June 26, 2007 at 5:04 pm I switched from a latte addiction to Earl Grey addiction to clear up my skin and it helped. Then when I was put on hormones for a medical condition, I had to cut back on the tea, because they triple the half life of caffeine and I went to the emergency room thinking I was having a heart attack one night. (There’s not much left I can party on!) I’m trying the green food drinks now which seem to give me a boost… Reply Leave a Reply Cancel replyYour email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *Comment Name * Email * Website This site uses Akismet to reduce spam. Learn how your comment data is processed.