Rheumatoid Arthritis and Caffeine: What to Consider

Whether it’s served up in the form of hot coffee, iced coffee, energy drinks, soda, or even dark chocolate, Americans love their caffeine. We get about 300 milligrams (mg) a day on average, mostly from coffee and other beverages.

Nearly 60 percent of Americans drink coffee each day, making it more popular than any other beverage, including tap water, according to the National Coffee Association. The average daily consumption is almost 2 cups for every adult in the country.

But is caffeine bad for people living with rheumatoid arthritis (RA)?

Mixed Research Results on Caffeine and Rheumatoid Arthritis

Some studies have shown that coffee is beneficial for health, but others have not.

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