If you want to give up coffee, use the Finnish study from around 2000 which suggests a link between rheumatoid arthritis and caffeine.If you want to drink coffee, use the NIH study from a couple of years ago which says there is no link. Or test out the theory anecdotally on yourself like decath did. Good advice.One thing I've learned over the years is to not treat nutrition as an exact science. At least not yet anyways with our current technology.I remember reading about a study on Eskimoes. It would seem that after thousands of years of eating a meat based diet (a lot of it high in fat), they've adapted to it and come down with health problems when they deviate.So in that respect, genetics can be a determining factor in some cases. However, I think in most cases and for most people, a plant based diet is the best way to go.I don't think everyone has to be as radical about it as I am. I still hope for a national championship or a world championship decathlon medal someday. It may be in the "geezer Olympics", but at 45+ it will be all I can do.I'm willing to eat like I do to keep my body healthy in order to attempt it.decath
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