Blood pressure tip: Watch the caffeine

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Blood pressure tip: Watch the caffeine

The role caffeine plays in blood pressure is debatable. Drinking caffeinated beverages can temporarily cause a spike in your blood pressure, but it's unclear whether the effect is temporary or long lasting. The bottom line? Be sensible. Doctors recommend drinking no more than 200 milligrams of caffeine a day. That's about the amount in two cups of coffee.

Last Updated: 2010-08-14
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