We may not want to remove either from our diets, but if you had to – if you really had to – would it be healthier to give up alcohol or caffeine?
Journalists have a reputation for imbibing a lot of both, so it seems like a sensible topic for science journalists to discuss.
In this episode of Would you Rather?, Matthew Agius and Ellen Phiddian discuss the merits and detriments of getting rid of each substance.
More on caffeine: Spiders on drugs and other things about about caffeine
More on alcohol: Alcohol explained: why is it bad for us long-term?
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Originally published by Cosmos as Would you rather give up caffeine or alcohol forever?
Matthew Agius is a science writer for Cosmos Magazine.
Ellen Phiddian is a science journalist at Cosmos. She has a BSc (Honours) in chemistry and science communication, and an MSc in science communication, both from the Australian National University.
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