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It’s Science: Why Coffee Makes You Poop


Over the weekend, doctors and experts specializing in gut issues gathered at the Digestive Disease Week conference. It was there where researchers from the University of Texas Medical Branch at Galveston shared research on something we can all relate to: why coffee makes you poop? Their studies show that coffee indeed has poop-producing powers…and they’ve got “nothing to do with caffeine.” Giving rats regular and decaf, they found the coffee had the same intestinal muscle-contracting effects that make the dookie move through the system more clearly. In reality, though, only 30% of coffee drinkers notice this effect, the rest is urban legend and wishful thinking.

Source: Digestive Disease Week

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