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Gastroenterologists Dr. Sophie Balzora and Dr. Ugo Iroku debunk 13 myths about caffeine. They explain what decaf really means, how much caffeine is too much, and if caffeine affects your heart. They also talk about whether caffeine is good for you — plus ways it can actually be beneficial to your health.

Balzora is an assistant professor of medicine and a practicing gastroenterologist at NYU Grossman School of Medicine. She specializes in digestive conditions, colon cancer screening and prevention, and minority and women's health. You can learn more about her work here:

Iroku is a gastroenterologist at Mount Sinai Hospital and New York Gastroenterology Associates. He has long-standing passion for combating health misinformation and for raising public health literacy. You can learn more about his work here:

0:00 Intro
0:25 Caffeine is bad for you
1:42 Caffeine will make up for lost sleep
2:43 Decaf coffee doesn't have caffeine
3:40 Drinking coffee will stunt your growth
4:46 Caffeine in soda is much less than caffeine in coffee
5:40 Caffeine detoxes your body
6:51 Caffeine dehydrates you
7:48 Caffeine is addictive
8:38 Having more than one cup of coffee a day is bad for you
9:38 You won't be able to sleep if you have caffeine at night
10:52 Caffeine can mess with your heart rhythm
11:52 Tea is healthier than coffee
13:18 The way you prepare your coffee doesn't matter

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