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Caffeine could offset health risks from a high-fat high-sugar diet

A group from the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign (UIUC) reported that caffeine may offset some of the negative effects of high fat diet by reducing the storage of lipids in fat cells, limiting weight gain and controlling the production of triglycerides.  The study was published in the Journal of Functional Foods. The study exploring the effect […]

Higher coffee consumption associated with lower risk of early death

Higher coffee consumption is associated with a lower risk of death, according to research presented by researchers from Hospital de Navarra, Pamplona, Spain at ESC Congress. The observational study in nearly 20,000 participants suggests that coffee can be part of a healthy diet in healthy people. The study was conducted to examine the association between […]

Caffeine boosts enzyme that could protect against dementia

Caffeine has well-known short-term stimulating effects on central nervous system, but the long-term impacts on cognition have been less clear. Scientists from Indiana University (IU) just gave those of us, who live on coffee and tea, another reason to enjoy that steaming cup of mocha. It turns out that caffeine not long gives you that […]

Cocoa flavanols improve symptoms for coronary artery disease

Dark chocolate may improve mood and help to ward off depression

Depression affects more than 300 million people worldwide, according to the World Health Organization, and is the leading global cause of disability.  Eating dark chocolate may positively affect mood and relieve depressive symptoms, according to a study published in Depression and Anxiety. The study looked at whether different types of chocolate are associated with mood disorders.  A collaborative […]

Caffeine may reduce the risk of dementia in women

A group of researchers from the University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee (UW) reported that women who consumed high amount caffeine per day may have a reduced risk of dementia.  The results were published in the Journals of Gerontology Series A: Biological Sciences and Medical Sciences. The study examined the relationships between caffeine intake and dementia incidence in a large […]

Higher coffee consumption associated with lower risk of early death

Coffee is one of the most widely consumed beverages around the world.  Volumes of previous studies have suggested that drinking coffee might be inversely associated with all-cause mortality.  To confirm, an observational study in nearly 20,000 participants was carried out to examine the association between coffee consumption and the risk of mortality in a middle-aged Mediterranean cohort. […]

Smart up your brain with aerobics at any age

As we all find out eventually, we lose a bit mentally and physically as we age.  But, it’s never too late to lace up some sneakers and work up a sweat for brain health, according to a study published by a group from the University of Calgary in Alberta, Canada in Neurology®, the medical journal of the […]

Caffeine boosts problem solving ability

The cognitive benefits of caffeine — increased alertness, improved vigilance, enhanced focus and improved motor performance — are well established.  However, its effect on creative thinking is less known.  A study published in the journal Consciousness and Cognition by a University of Arkansas researcher further confirmed that caffeine does increase your ability to focus and solve problems, however it […]

Caffeine cuts post-workout pain by half, better than Aleve, ibuprofen or aspirin

A study, published in The Journal of Pain, suggests that caffeine can help reduce the post-workout soreness that discourages some people from exercising.  The team of University of Georgia Atlanta (UGA) researchers found that moderate doses of caffeine, roughly equivalent to two cups of coffee, cut post-workout muscle pain by almost half (to be more precise, […]