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Dark chocolate consumption reduces stress and inflammation

A research from Loma Linda University shows there might be health benefits to eating certain dark chocolate.  Findings from two studies show that consuming dark chocolate that has a high concentration of cacao has positive effects on stress levels, inflammation, mood, memory and immunity. While it is well known that cacao is a major source of […]

Caffeine use may offer relief for millions of dry eye suffer

Dry eye syndrome is a common eye condition affecting about 4 million people age 50 and older in the United States. For many, dry eye syndrome is simply uncomfortable and annoying, but for others it escalates into a vision-threatening disease.  Dry eye syndrome involves malfunction of the rate of tear production, the quality of tears, and/or […]

Caffeine shown as effective at reducing exercise-induced asthma symptoms as an albuterol inhaler

An Indiana University (IU) study found that the ingestion of caffeine within an hour of exercise can reduce the symptoms of exercise induced asthma (EIA).   The caffeine study involved 10 asthmatic subjects who had EIA, in a randomized, double-blind double-dummy crossover study. The volunteers ingested 3, 6, or 9 milligrams of caffeine per kilogram of […]

Caffeine improves sport performance in addition to endurance

Caffeine and carbohydrate combination improves sports performance as well as endurance There are plenty of research that shows that caffeine and carbohydrate improve endurance.  But the question remains – does caffeine and carbohydrate combo actually pose improve skill and performance?  The answer is yes according to research by a performance nutritionist at Sheffield Hallam University.  Along with improvements […]

Exercise and caffeine boost muscle-building genes in the same way

Human muscles are plastic.  Muscle adapts to what we do. If we don’t use it, we lose it.  Researchers, reporting in Cell Metabolism, have found that when healthy but inactive men and women exercise for a matter of minutes, activity produces a rather immediate change to their DNA by ramping up muscle building genes. Perhaps even more tantalizing, […]

Caffeine may help your blood vessels work better

Caffeine might help your small blood vessels work better, according to a study by researchers from at the University of the Ryukyus in Okinawa, Japan. A study of 27 healthy adults showed that drinking a cup of caffeinated coffee significantly improved blood flow in a finger, which is a measure of how well the inner […]

Caffeine promotes team work

It seems that good teamwork starts with everyone being caffeinated.  Researchers from the Ohio State University’s Fisher College of Business found that people gave more positive reviews for their group’s performance on a task — and their own contribution — if they drank caffeinated coffee beforehand. In addition, a second study showed that people talked more in […]

Caffeine Reduces Pain During Exercise

We all know caffeine wakes us up, helps us focus and makes our brain sharp.  For athletes, caffeine is known to boost sports performance, which usually is attributed to caffeine’s mental boosting ability.  A study by researchers from University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign (UIUC) shed additional lights on caffeine’s performance boosting ability – it seems that caffeine […]

Consuming flavanol-rich cocoa may enhance brain function

Let’s face it – we are what our brain is. Keeping our brain young and sharp is quintessential for a healthy and happy life.  Unfortunately, our brain ages.  Each year more than six percent of people aged 70 years or older develop mild cognitive impairment, a condition involving memory loss that can progress to dementia and Alzheimer’s […]

Caffeine may fight obesity by stimulating body’s natural fat-fighting defense

Scientists from the University of Nottingham have discovered that drinking a cup of coffee can stimulate ‘brown fat’, the body’s own fat-fighting defense.  The research suggests that caffeine could be used to tackle obesity and diabetes. Brown adipose tissue (BAT), also known as brown fat, is one of two types of fat found in humans and […]