"Coffee makes you GO!" Why, and what to do?
May 21, 2005 4:00 PM Subscribe
My brother-in-law used to run a coffee shop. He sold mugs with the slogan, "Coffee makes you GO!", alluding of course to that common side effect of coffee, diarrhea. My question is:
1. Why does coffee cause diarrhea?
2. What can be done about it, apart from (a) giving up coffee, or (b) taking a daily dose of Imodium / Loperamide?
Coffee is like physics: we love it, and yet we hate it. Please help me hate it less. Bottoms up!
posted by rwhe to health & fitness (23 answers total) 2 users marked this as a favorite