Coffee Improves Recovery From Gut Surgery

Discussion in 'Caffeine' started by Collden, Oct 18, 2017.

  1. Collden

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    Haven't seen these two studies discussed here, well one of them is very recent. They're interesting because they seem to provide very direct evidence of a beneficial effect of coffee on gut health, unlike epidemiological studies which are confounded by healthy user bias. Coffee is often anecdotally said to disturb gut function due to the caffeine or acidity, etc, which these studies argue against. It seems very unlikely coffee would be detrimental to normal gut health, if it can actually speed the recovery after gastrointestinal surgery, when the gut would be in an extremely vulnerable state.

    Given how crucial gut function is to ones overall health, whether coffee is good or bad for the gut seems essential as to whether it is beneficial or detrimental to health more generally. How does coffee affect your stomach? Has anyone with gut problems found an improvement in gut health due to increasing coffee consumption, or by stopping coffee consumption?

    Effects of coffee consumption on gut recovery after surgery of gynecological cancer patients: a randomized controlled trial. - PubMed - NCBI

    The Effects of Drinking Coffee While Recovering from Colon and Rectal Resection Surgery. - PubMed - NCBI
     
  2. Constatine

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    Great find.
     
  3. raypeatclips

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    Thanks for the study! I would be very interested if they had a group of decaf coffee and coffee and compared the results to control.
     
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