Why Does Coffee Make You Poop?

This week Reactions is taking a look at some coffee chemistry, specially why does coffee make you poop. Some of you folks out there know first hand that a cup of coffee almost immediately means a trip to the bathroom. But what’s inside a cup of coffee that makes you have to go #2? Today on Reactions, we bring you the answer – to the best of our scientific knowledge.

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The Effect of Coffee on Distal Colon Function – http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC1378422/?page=4

Caffeine and Fluid Loss – http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/19774754

Coffee Doesn’t Dehydrate – http://www.npr.org/sections/thesalt/2014/01/13/262175623/coffee-myth-busting-cup-of-joe-may-help-hydration-and-memory

Decaf Makes You Poop Too – http://teeccino.com/images/uploads/pages/File/DECAF.pdf

Coffee and Gastrostuffs – http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/10499460

Caffeine and Gastroactivity – http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/1177987

Effects of Coffee on the gastrointestinal tract – http://www.gaianaturopathic.com/docs/Effects_of_Coffee.pdf

Chemicals in Coffee – http://www.coffeechemistry.com/library/coffee-science-publications/unlocking-coffee-s-chemical-composition-part-1

Coffee and CCK production – http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/2393014

Why Does Coffee Make You Poop – http://io9.com/5975041/why-does-coffee-make-you-poop

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