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Consuming coffee and tea comes with downsides, too

By Alan Titchenal and Joannie Dobbs

POSTED: 01:30 a.m. HST, Jun 24, 2014

~~<p>People love to rank things. The 10 best, the 20 worst &mdash; you name it. We like to express our opinions, vote for our&nbsp;favorites on reality TV, and feel like we know what is best and what is worst. Perhaps it just comes along with an inherent competitive human nature.</p>
<p>But when it comes to health, opinion is not worth much unless it is based on a body of reliable (ideally science-based) information. Even opinions founded in evidence-based information have their limits. This often is the case when it comes&nbsp;to food and health. Both too little and too much of a &quot;healthy&quot; food can be bad for you.</p>
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People love to rank things. The 10 best, the 20 worst — you name it. We like to express our opinions, vote for our favorites on reality TV, and feel like we know what is best and what is worst. Perhaps it just comes along with an inherent competitive human nature.

But when it comes to health, opinion is not worth much unless it is based on a body of reliable (ideally science-based) information. Even opinions founded in evidence-based information have their limits. This often is the case when it comes to food and health. Both too little and too much of a "healthy" food can be bad for you. Login for more...



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