Fluke sees coffee cure
A LOT of people say they cannot live without coffee, but for one 11-year-old boy living in France, that may be literally true.
When his parents accidentally bought decaffeinated capsules recently, a rare genetic muscular disorder – which they knew could be held in check by two shots of espresso per day – flared up, provoking painful muscle spasms.
Four days of agony, anguish and doctor’s visits followed before his parents realised their mistake. Once they boy started drinking the caffeinated brew again, the symptoms subsided.