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Seizure. 2004 Jun;13(4):284-5.

Heavy coffee drinking and epilepsy.

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Department of Neurology, Campinas State University, Campinas, SP, Brazil.

Abstract

Dietary habits have been rarely associated with seizure frequency in patients with epilepsy. We report a case of a man with a partial symptomatic epilepsy whose daily habit of heavy coffee drinking was associated with an increased seizure frequency. This patient witnessed a dramatic decrease in the frequency of his seizures after stopping coffee ingestion. Caffeine is a global stimulant and the reduction of its intake may help in the treatment of epilepsy.

PMID:
15121141
DOI:
10.1016/S1059-1311(03)00079-7
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