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Postby jimmylegs » Sun Apr 13, 2008 7:31 am

i think i'll keep drinking coffee but will keep this in mind:
Fifteen males drank decaffeinated coffee to which 0, 150 or 300 mg caffeine had been added. Each subject had fasted at least ten hours before drinking each of the three test beverages. Urine samples were collected at one, two and three hours after caffeine consumption. Total urinary three hour excretion of calcium, magnesium, sodium and chloride increased significantly after caffeine intake, while zinc, phosphorus, potassium, creatinine and volume were unchanged. The increased outputs were due to increased urinary mineral concentrations.
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Postby carolew » Mon Apr 14, 2008 4:53 pm

Strangely enough, I told my mother that my walking is better after I drink an Iced Cappuccino from Tim Horton's.... Now I know why... Carole :D
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Postby jimmylegs » Tue Apr 15, 2008 6:46 am

haha! maybe it's temp and caf-pow?
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Postby rainer » Tue Apr 15, 2008 2:53 pm

This study http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/17530681 points to coffee itself as being the culprit in lowering uric acid and not caffeine.
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Postby jimmylegs » Tue Apr 15, 2008 5:36 pm

interesting i should have a look at that
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Postby Nenu » Mon Apr 21, 2008 6:10 am

I love my coffee. It's the one thing I don't think I can give up. Sweet, golden delicious Tim Horton's ;o~
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Postby jimmylegs » Mon Apr 21, 2008 6:50 am

hehe ;)
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Postby rainer » Mon Jun 30, 2008 3:37 pm

Deja Vu..... this seems like a different study with the same result.

Caffeine Could Stave Off Multiple Sclerosis

MONDAY, June 30 (HealthDay News) -- Caffeine just might prevent multiple sclerosis, a new animal study suggests.

Giving mice the equivalent of 6 to 8 cups of coffee a day prevented mice from getting the animal model equivalent of MS, said Dr. Linda Thompson, of the Oklahoma Medical Research Foundation, and a member of the team reporting the finding in this week's issue of the Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences.

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Dr. John Richert, executive vice president of research and clinical programs for the National Multiple Sclerosis Society, said the new finding is "potentially big news many years down the road."

way to rain on the parade, dude :roll:
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Postby Nenu » Tue Jul 01, 2008 8:28 am

I don't know about preventing it, seeing as how I've drank coffee since I was 10 years old, and at 31 dx'ed with MS.

I have lived off the stuff since around the age of 19, prior to that I had maybe 1 every 2 days or so.
Dx RRMS March 5, 2008.
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Postby jimmylegs » Tue Jul 01, 2008 8:29 am

the good old humans vs mice debate.
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Postby Terry » Tue Jul 01, 2008 12:46 pm

I'm def with Nenu on this one. I've been drinking coffee daily since the 80's. Maybe it helped???? but I still have MS!
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Postby Wonderfulworld » Tue Jul 01, 2008 2:21 pm

Ooo I LOVE my coffee!
I am such a nicer person on it.
Often try to go all healthy and have tea or herbal teas but nothing like a good coffee buzz!
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Postby L » Tue Jul 01, 2008 3:09 pm

Nenu wrote:I don't know about preventing it, seeing as how I've drank coffee since I was 10 years old, and at 31 dx'ed with MS.

I have lived off the stuff since around the age of 19, prior to that I had maybe 1 every 2 days or so.


Just to balance things out...

I drank lots and lots and lots of coffee, daily until 2000 when I cut all caffeine out. No coffee, no tea and not even any dark chocolate and then in 2002 I had my first symptoms...
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Postby rainer » Tue Jul 01, 2008 5:50 pm

don't be too quick to equate caffeine and coffee. the diuretic properties of coffee may offset the good. personally I have pretty much dropped coffee entirely (though I miss my mochas terribly) and have tried to jack up the tea/soda consumption. I wish I could stand to drink those energy drinks b/c they give the most caffeine/oz by far. Other option is vivarin or otc migraine headache meds, neither which I am crazy about.
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