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

  1. by   Multicollinearity
    Quote from CT Pixie
    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.

    Last edit by Multicollinearity on Jan 27, '09