Coffee intolerance is 'on the rise' following sales boom

Coffee has enjoyed a recent boom in Britain, with 70 million cups drunk daily and a coffee shop on every street corner in the UK.

But the rapid growth in coffee consumption has also caused a growing number of health problems from itchy skin to headaches, an allergy testing company has claimed.

The number of people with "coffee intolerance" has doubled in just four years, according to Yorktest, a company endorsed by Allergy UK.

It reported that the percentage of those diagnosed with the ailment had risen from two per cent to five per cent in just a few years.

A Yorktest spokesman said: "It's obvious we are drinking much more (coffee) than we used to and there appears to be a tipping in the scales in terms of what the body can take."

In a press statement, Yorktest said a spate of "caffeine-related" cases had highlighted the dangers of drinking too much coffee.

Source - Daily Mail