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Michael Pollan Explains Caffeine Cravings (And Why You Don't Have To Quit)

マイケル・ポーランのインタビューがFresh Airで。


Pollan's new audiobook, Caffeine, explores the science of caffeine addiction and withdrawal — and the broader impact that coffee and tea have had on the modern world. Caffeine, he says, is a powerful drug that alters the brain in surprising ways.

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次のオーディオブックのタイトルが"Caffeine"。この中毒性物質について執筆するに当たり3ヶ月ほど絶カフェインをしたそうだけど、その様子をTerry Grossがインタビュー。カフェイン常用はドラッグ常用と基本的に同じ、というもの。

"I think the word 'addiction' has a lot of moral baggage attached to it," he says. "As [Johns Hopkins researcher] Roland Griffiths told me, if you have a steady supply of something, you can afford it and it's not interfering with your life, there's nothing wrong with being addicted."