Why coffee with every meal? - page 5

What is it with the hospital obsession with coffee? My patients seem to get it with every meal. I wonder, at what point in the day do they switch to decaf? Breakfast, lunch, dinner, it's coffee,... Read More

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    I read at one time that a cup of black coffee, does indeed, help people with asthma and I had an instructor in school who had terrible asthma and she brought in the literature on it. For the life of me I cannot find it (I saved it).
    Any substance, like coffee, containing caffeine can help asthma because caffeine is in a chemical family called xanthine substances that have a stimulant effect and dilate the airways. Anyone remember theophylline? Theophylline is a stimulant and xanthine chemical that dilates the airways, too. Albuterol, theophylline, caffeine in coffee, they are all in the same chemical family of xanthines.

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    Last edit by Multicollinearity on Jan 27, '09
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