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Surprisingly, you can drink a lot of coffee during the week. It's actually recommended that people stick to no more than 28 cups of coffee a week, which is about four cups of coffee a day. However, drinking more of that can cause negative effects on one's health-particularly their lifespan. One study evaluating 40,000 adults found that drinking more than the average four cups of coffee a day did cause negative side effects on their bodies, like some of these warning signs you're drinking too much coffee.
For some, four cups of coffee may sound like a lot. But if you're one to consume more than 32 ounces of coffee a day or love to down sugary lattes from your local coffee chain, it may be wise to evaluate these warning signs you're drinking too much coffee. Because while having a little caffeine can cause a lower risk of death according to the AARP, drinking too much of it can create negative side effects to one's health.
A typical 8-ounce cup of coffee has 95 milligrams of caffeine in it. So if you were to drink over four cups of coffee, you would hit around 500 milligrams of caffeine in a day. One study by the Journal of Psychopharmacology reports that being a high consumer of caffeine on this type of level can cause high levels of stress, anxiety, and even depression. The study says that consuming more than 1,000 milligrams of caffeine a week even showed to be a predictor of high anxiety.
While anxiety and stress are good things to talk over with a medical professional-especially in terms of your mental health-it's also important to evaluate your caffeine intake with that professional and discuss better caffeine habits moving forward.