Are You Wrecking Your Brain?
(07-19-2011, 09:54 PM)CollegeCatholic Wrote: [Image: 26194_10150138638910151_644980150_117678...1961_n.jpg]

Way to beat me, Cassius.
I pretty much beat anybody I want...

btw, I can't see the pic you posted.  Not sure why.
Actually weed looked the best out of them all, so this J's for you!
All I know is that I feel dumber pre-coffee and smarter post-coffee, so the coffee stays.
When I look back on times in my life where I drank nothing caffeinated or only one cup of tea in the morning it's certainly true that I had more energy and much better concentration. I don't really drink alcohol consistently enough for it to be a factor, I don't think, but the caffeine thing is kind of....uh....sobering. I would love to have my energy and concentration back. That would be awesome.

I did quit caffeine once for about three weeks and the first thing I noticed was that I slept a lot better and felt rested in the morning instead of feeling tired. But it left such an emotional gap in my life that I felt like life wasn't worth living without iced lattes, so I went back to it.
I drink Teeccino and have never looked back. You get over the caffeine thing pretty quickly, but I have to say I am attached to a hot cup of something dark brown in the morning. ???
There's a price to pay for every decision.

(07-19-2011, 09:40 PM)piabee Wrote: *pops open a beer. Cool story, bro.


Agreed. these studies reverse themselves every couple of years....except for the cigarette part, perhaps.
Ha, a story just came out from a medical study on caffeine and the affects on female infertility.

RENO, Nev. – Caffeine reduces muscle activity in the Fallopian tubes that carry eggs from a woman's ovaries to her womb. "Our experiments were conducted in mice, but this finding goes a long way towards explaining why drinking caffeinated drinks can reduce a woman's chance of becoming pregnant," says Sean Ward, professor of physiology and cell biology, at the University of Nevada School of Medicine, who conducted the study.

Ward's study was recently published in the British Journal of Pharmacology.

Human eggs are microscopically small, but need to travel to a woman's womb if she is going to have a successful pregnancy. Although the process is essential for a successful pregnancy, scientists know little about how eggs move through the muscular Fallopian tubes. It was generally assumed that tiny hair-like projections, called cilia, in the lining of the tubes, waft eggs along assisted by muscle contractions in the tube walls.

By studying tubes from mice, Ward and his team discovered that caffeine stops the actions of specialized pacemaker cells in the wall of the tubes. These cells coordinate tube contractions so that when they are inhibited, eggs can't move down the tubes. In fact these muscle contractions play a bigger role than the beating cilia in moving the egg towards the womb.

"This provides an intriguing explanation as to why women with high caffeine consumption often take longer to conceive than women who do not consume caffeine," said Ward.

Discovering the link between caffeine consumption and reduced fertility has benefits.

"As well as potentially helping women who are finding it difficult to get pregnant, a better understanding of the way Fallopian tubes work will help doctors treat pelvic inflammation and sexually-transmitted disease more successfully," said Ward.

It could also increase our understanding of what causes ectopic pregnancy, an extremely painful and potentially life-threatening situation in which embryos get stuck and start developing inside a woman's Fallopian tube.

St. Paul said a little bit of wine is good for you.  Who ya gonna believe, a saint or some egghead with a brain scanner?
(07-21-2011, 01:33 AM)DrBombay Wrote: St. Paul said a little bit of wine is good for you.  Who ya gonna believe, a saint or some egghead with a brain scanner?

This reminds me of pro-Geocentrism comments. :P

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