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Argonaut: Cutting Back On Caffeine

For years medical professionals have gone back and forth about caffeine and its effects on people. We have heard it is terrible for you and then find out about newly discovered benefits the following month. As a coffee consumer myself, sometimes I get confused whether I’m making an unhealthy or healthy decision every morning when I start my coffee pot. Recently, Doctor Mehmet Oz, a physician made famous by The Oprah Winfrey Show, had a discussion about a “Caffeine Detox.” Who does this target and why would someone need to go on a caffeine detox? Just the thought of it is scary when so many of us rely on caffeine to keep us awake during all-nighters and stressful midterms and finals/Kelsey Craft, University of Idaho Argonaut. More here. (SR file photo)

Question: How many cups of coffee do you drink per day? Do you think you need to cut back?

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D.F. Oliveria
D.F. (Dave) Oliveria joined The Spokesman-Review in 1984. He currently is a columnist and compiles the Huckleberries Online blog and writes about North Idaho in his Huckleberries column.

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