does any one know the answer to this coffee question?

United States
March 3, 2009 10:30am CST
coffee is the only thing i have an adiction to .just in the mornings i drink it .and really do need it to get me going because i have such a active job.how ever i have read several times that it has not been proven but coffee could cause stomach and kidney cancer.i dont want to be one of those peolpe that waited for the rite answer and find out it is indeed true.has any one else heard this before?i would really like my coffee back but do not want to risk geting cancer.another thing i heard is that it can age you fast and i would like to keep my youth as long as i can.any answer would be greatley apreciated.
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13 responses
• United States
3 Mar 09
With the huge amount of people that consume coffee constantly I think we would see a lot more people with kidney cancer if this was indeed true. Sure coffee is not the best thing for you but I would never give it up especially for a theory that hasn't been proven.
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@suzzy3 (8357)
3 Mar 09
We had a doctor talking about coffee on tv the other day and she said that six cups a day is ok depending on how strong it was,she said that when you cut your coffee intake down you will get headaches and feel generally unwell.It is the caffeine that does the damage it can give you palpertations of the heart raising blood pressure more chance of a heart attack if anything.Take it weaker or change to tea as it has half the caffeine in it or replace every other cup with water or a fruit drink .She said to much coffee was bad for you moderation in everything,she said you don't have to cut it right out.Cancer was not mentioned but to much of anything is bad for you,try decaf.Thats all I know.xx
• United States
4 Mar 09
thanks i will try to leave it alone and see what happens but i am missing it alot and i do get headachs from not drinking it .maybe all of that will go away after a while .i am sorry to hear about you loosing your kidney .what did your doc say it was from.
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@suzzy3 (8357)
4 Mar 09
I did not lose a kidney you must be thinking of somoene else never mind.xx
@vzihan (145)
• China
4 Mar 09
hahaha.I also think changing to tea is a good idea,for tea is sure good to health and it could also make you active and scientific research has proved that tea ia good at preventing of cancer.I read the response carefully and I wanna bet that suzzy does not meation anything about lost kidney.
@scheng1 (24741)
• Singapore
4 Mar 09
I dont believe that coffee can cause stomach and kidney cancer. My grandparents drank coffee from morning till night, and they didn't die of cancer. My grandma even lived till 80++ years old. She hated to eat vegetables, loved meat and drank coffee nearly every hour. My mother drank coffee a few times a day, she looked younger than her age too. I guess health and aging is not just a simple matter of eating certain food or drinking certain drinks, it is a combination of so many factors.
• United States
6 Mar 09
sorry about the miss understaning i was talking to max a bout his kidney cancer. but thanks every one for the coments.
• India
5 Mar 09
Hello my friend deedeehall Ji, There has been lot many conflicting discussions on this, however I found from : From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia [b]"Coffee contains several compounds which are known to affect human body chemistry. The coffee bean itself contains chemicals which are psychotropic (in a way some find pleasing) for humans as a by-product of their defense mechanism. These chemicals are toxic in large doses, or even in their normal amount when consumed by many creatures which may otherwise have threatened the beans in the wild."[/b] For more , you may Log on :http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Coffee_and_health May god bless you and have a great time.
@Yori88 (1468)
• Philippines
4 Mar 09
I am glad I am not addicted nor an everyday coffee drinker. I only drink coffee about once or twice a month. My husband warned me to stop or drink minimal coffee. I have read that it has irritating effect on gastric mucosa and can lead to development of ulcers. People that are heavy coffee drinkers may develop vitamin b1 insufficiency. Caffeine interacts with absorption of some nutrients in small intestines. The only healthy way to treat tiredness and fatigue is to have rest. Also, long term coffee drinkers often develop liver function disorders. I haven't found any studies related to coffee causing stomach and kidney cancer. But you can check this link if you want: http://www.timesonline.co.uk/tol/news/uk/article788739.ece
@seow227 (31)
• Malaysia
4 Mar 09
i agree that coffee is the thin that can cause stomach.Usually i drink a cup of coffee after dinner and sometime it casue me stomachage. but i still love coffee
@Ritchelle (3797)
• Philippines
4 Mar 09
as for causing stomach cancer i think it's not true. but what i'm sure of is if you take liquid before taking anything solid you lose appetite for the stomach becomes somewhat full. if you love coffee you basically you basically have it all the time and may somehow diminish solid food intake. maybe ulcer would be the outcome. lots of coffee may replace water intake so kidney problems definitely would be the answer since coffee does not internally cleanse.
@deanna2 (159)
• United States
4 Mar 09
hi no i have not heard any of this i would like yo know where i can read it because i am a very heavy coffee drinker and have been for years there is so many things writen about every thing we eat drink or think its hard to know whats real
@jd107nette (1456)
• Philippines
4 Mar 09
heheh.. I am also a coffee addict.. heheh From what I've heard, coffee has anti oxidant qualities which could actually help the body... I haven't heard that it could cause cancers though...neither did I hear that it can hasten aging...
@mechace1 (50)
• United States
4 Mar 09
Uhm. . .I have not heard these things to be true. But If you drink too much of it you will probably get sick. Coffee is an ok treat but you must take in moderation jsut like anything else you eat.
@max1950 (2313)
• United States
3 Mar 09
i pound down at least 8 cups or mugs 16 oz. of coffee a day between 4 am and 9 am, now 5 years ago i lost a kidney to cancer, was it because of the coffee ? i think not. mine was because of years of drinking met rx, ripped fuel,stackers etc. before and after working out. those protein drinks or effedrine drinks has the same stuff as coffee they make your metabolism crank constantly for hours, guarra extract, all that stuff is the same as coffee. m-o-d-e-r-a-t-i-o-n. is the key. and dont believe everything you get on the net. you want to get a good answer "without" all the b.s. ask a nurse, if you or a friend know any. maybe there's one on mylot. your chances of getting cancer are greater if you dont wash off your store bought fruits and veggies and cut back on beef, although i'm a beef eater i cut way back because of all the growth hormon's their injecting in cattle and the lousy govertment regulators that dont do their job. look at it this way their is way more caffine in 1 coke than coffee and decaf dosen't mean "no caffine" just less, they steam some out. i roast my own so i do know about the decaf.
@vasavi20 (293)
• India
3 Mar 09
i dont have any proof regarding coffee....but its not gud for health....even i was addicted to coffee sometime back...and i was like...if coffee is there then only i would able to work in work..nothing else helped to avoid coffee.....i took a strong decision and stopped drinking it...now am more active than before
@kquiming (2999)
• Philippines
3 Mar 09
i have never heard about coffee causing cancers and kidney problems, but yes, it could upset your stomach, especially if you're the type of person who gets hyperacidity or ulcer. if i drink coffee i have to make sure i have eaten something or else it will cause my tummy to ache.