Coffee drinking was compared with tea drinking in monozygotic twins in 18th century

BMJ 1996; 312 doi: https://doi.org/10.1136/bmj.312.7045.1539a (Published 15 June 1996) Cite this as: BMJ 1996;312:1539
  1. Lars Breimer
  1. Clinical lecturer Department of Chemical Pathology and Human Metabolism, Royal Free Hospital School of Medicine London NW3 2QG

    EDITOR,—One of the more peculiar attempts to throw light on the question of whether drinking coffee is bad for one's health1 was carried out in the 18th century by King Gustaf III of Sweden. …

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