Not all research about “the drinking of coffee” leads to positive support for your “habit”. In an effort to broaden the information base about coffee on this BLOG I have included a category called “COFFEE WARNINGS“.
We all know that it is common practice for people to try to denigrate anything and everything. After all negative news sells and / or creates more curiosity.
Much of the negative reporting we read or hear in / on various forms of media are unproven; but that doesn’t stop the media from reporting on it and therefore causing an element of doubt about any positive information that comes to light about the topic. We’ve all heard the saying ….. “bad news sells“.
Unfortunately it is human nature to “love it” when someone or something is receiving as much negativity as they do in their own lives.
So here (below) are some small information articles from various sources to add “balance” to the story of coffee, the beverage.
CAN COFFEE CAUSE HALLUCINATIONS?
Published July 24, 2011 – A weekend newspaper lift-out called “Body and Soul” included this item of interest:
A survey conducted by Melbourne’s La Trobe University last month found five cups of coffee per day was enough to trigger hallucinations in people in high stress situations.
In tests, 92 participants exposed to high stress and high levels of caffeine heard Bing Crosby singing “White Christmas” – or at least they thought they did.
Dietician Milena Katz says the relatively small sample size doesn’t lend this study much authority. “Its hard to know if they are attributing the hallucinations to the caffeine or the stress.” Katz says.
“And we don’t know what else is happening in the lives of the people in the study – they might not be sleeping or eating enough. It could be any number of things.”