I often get asked about the risks or benefits of coffee. In some patients, caffeine can worsen heartburn, anxiety, palpitations, insomnia, seizure risk or tremor. For most of us though, studies show marginal effects on health with moderate consumption. As they say on the TV ads for expensive medications, ask your physician.
Health News Review explains how coffee studies are common examples of how the media frequently misreport observational studies and hype insignificant findings.