Does Caffeine Cause Weight Gain or Loss?

coffee-weight-lossCaffeine is a central nervous system stimulant naturally found in kola nuts, tea and coffee. It is even an ingredient of certain medicines. When it comes to caffeine causing weight gain or loss, there has been much debate. Although one of these two views may prevail in certain of time, there’s new evidence to back up the other soon. However, one thing’s for sure though: proponents of both views agree that excess caffeine intake can pose problems. Next, let’s analyze them individually. Continue reading Does Caffeine Cause Weight Gain or Loss?

Do You Gain Weight on Methotrexate?

amethopterinMethotrexate (MTX) is a drug for cancer, rheumatoid arthritis, autoimmune diseases, psoriasis, ectopic pregnancy, and so on. If you are taking it, you may find that you are putting on a few pounds. But some argued that this is not one of common side effects associated with methotrexate. So, does methotrexate cause weight gain? Actually, weight fluctuations are not mentioned in the leaflet of methotrexate. So, an important point to make here: an increase in body weight here is not common. Continue reading Do You Gain Weight on Methotrexate?