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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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Writer & Producer:
Kirk Zamieroski

Executive Producer:
Adam Dylewski

Scientific consultants:
Joseph A. Rivera
Darcy Gentleman, Ph.D.

Tagged under: Reactions,American Chemical Society,Chemistry,coffee,caffeine,poop,crap,shit,gastric acid,acidic,colon,decaf,energy,intestines,stomach,bathroom,toilet,#2

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