Coffee: What's the harm?

Published: August, 2013

Q. I drink five or six cups of caffeinated coffee daily. Are there any known health risks to drinking a lot of coffee? Should I cut back?

A. Heavy coffee drinking may temporarily cause shaky hands, worsening heartburn, or "skipped" heartbeats. However, the studies conducted to date have not proved that drinking a lot of the brown brew does permanent harm to your health.

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