It has been a long time since our last post, but we’re just in time for the holidays. To be honest, I just wanted to report on something that intrigues me both as an asthma sufferer and as a coffee drinker — regular coffee drinkers have about 1/3 less asthma symptoms than those of non-coffee drinkers.
That’s according to a Harvard researcher who studied 20,000 people, as reported on Coffee Addict. An excerpt:
In particular, drinking caffeinated coffee in the situation of an emergency onset of asthma can allow the patient to breathe easily. Doctors have recommended coffee as an emergency way of treating asthma patients who find themselves with a sudden onset and no medication for many, many years.
I only started regularly drinking coffee four months or so ago (yes, at age 22, I’m a late bloomer). Coincidentally, during these past months, I haven’t had a serious asthma attack, and I have sparingly used my inhaler. Read the rest of this entry »