Tuesday, March 14, 2006

Wonder drug

What might lower your risk of diabetes, Parkinson's disease, cirrhosis, gallstones and colon cancer, improve your mood, treat headaches, prevent cavities, manage asthma, and boost athletic performance?

WebMD cites a study that says coffee is all that.

I still remember a study I read which said that the stimulant benefits of coffee were a myth, and that the only thing caffeine actually does is prevent caffeine withdrawal, i.e. you only feel sluggish before your morning coffee because sluggishness is a symptom of withdrawal.

But now, apparently, it's a wonder drug. Guess I'll jump right on that bandwagon then!