Is Caffeine Addictive? Can It Sober You Up? Here's What's Fact and Fiction

You know it's in coffee, tea, soft drinksand chocolate. But did you know it's even in some medications and about 90 percent of us ingest it daily? Here's how to separate the myths from reality (10 Photos)

Arricca Elin SanSone on Jan 7, 2013 at 3:02PM

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Is Caffeine Addictive? Can It Sober You Up? Here's What's Fact and Fiction

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Fact: Caffeine Can Be Part of a Healthy Diet

“I think one of the biggest myths is that caffeine is harmful in some way,” says Muncie. “The research indicates there’s no increased risk of cancer or chronic conditions such as heart disease with caffeine.” Actually, caffeine may have some health benefits: “There’s evidence that caffeine may reduce the risk of some diseases such as diabetes, Parkinson’s disease, gallbladder disease, and dementia,” says Muncie. While it’s too soon to say you should start drinking coffee to stay healthy, it’s perfectly fine to continue enjoying your morning cup of joe.

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