COF­FEE IS AL­WAYS A GOOD IDEA

The Sunday Telegraph (Sydney) - Body and Soul - - B + S -

One more rea­son to or­der that morn­ing latte – not only will it help you feel more awake, it could also boost your pain thresh­old. When US re­searchers put a small group of cof­fee drinkers through a se­ries of un­com­fort­able heatand pres­sure-based tests, they found that the more caf­feine a per­son drank, the bet­ter they were able to tol­er­ate pain. Pre­vi­ous stud­ies have shown that caf­feine may in­ter­rupt pain sig­nals by block­ing cer­tain re­cep­tors in the brain. There you have it – cap­puc­ci­nos at the ready!

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