Tea drinkers who seek the popular beverage’s soothing flavor without its explosive caffeine jolt could soon have a new, naturally low-caffeine option. In a study appearing in ACS’ Journal of Agricultural and Food Chemistry, scientists report that a recently discovered wild tea plant in China contains little or no caffeine and, unlike many industrially decaffeinated […]Continue Reading ...
FRIDAY, Sept. 14, 2018 — Could that morning cup of joe bring a health boost to people battling kidney disease? According to new research involving nearly 5,000 people with chronic kidney disease, a hike in daily caffeine intake appeared to lower their odds of an early death. The benefit remained “even after considering other important […]Continue Reading ...
July 19, 2018 A new study featured in the Journal of the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics found that after drinking a small amount of caffeine, participants consumed 10 percent less at a breakfast buffet provided by researchers, but this effect did not persist throughout the day and had no impact on participants’ perceptions of […]Continue Reading ...
June 8, 2018 It’s 9 a.m. and you’re facing a dilemma: should I have a second cup of coffee? Caffeine spurs the central nervous system, making a person feel more awake, alert, and prepared to withstand the barrage of work meetings. It’s why it’s the most commonly used stimulant in the world. Sixty-four percent of […]Continue Reading ...
June 6, 2018 The U.S. Food and Drug Administration has issued warning letters to the parties responsible for liquidcaffeine.com and Dual Health Body and Mind for illegally selling certain highly concentrated caffeine products. The FDA considers these products to be a threat to public health. “Despite being informed of the dangers of highly concentrated and […]Continue Reading ...
May 11, 2018 A study published in the BMJ Open journal shows that even moderate coffee consumption during pregnancy, one to two cups per day, is related to a risk of overweight or obesity in school age children. It has not been clearly shown if caffeine is the direct cause of the overweight, but the […]Continue Reading ...
By Dr Ananya Mandal, MDApril 25, 2018 A new study has shown that babies carry a 30 percent increased risk of being overweight when they are exposed to two cups of coffee daily while within the mother’s womb. If the mothers were consuming more than three cups of coffee a day while they were pregnant, […]Continue Reading ...
April 3, 2018 Preterm neonates who are exposed to caffeine within the first seven days after birth have reduced incidence and severity of acute kidney injuries than neonates who did not, according to findings from the Neonatal Kidney Collaborative’s Assessment of Worldwide Acute Kidney Injury Epidemiology in Neonates study, published in JAMA Pediatrics. David Askenazi, […]Continue Reading ...
A new study in Nephrology Dialysis Transplantation indicates that consuming more caffeine may help reduce the risk of death for people with chronic kidney disease. An inverse relationship between coffee consumption and mortality has been reported in the general population. However, the association between caffeine consumption and mortality for people with chronic kidney disease remains […]Continue Reading ...
By Liji Thomas, MDJune 22, 2018 A new study has shown that drinking four cups of coffee a day can protect against heart muscle damage through the effect of caffeine on a protein called p27. Image Credit: Leszek Czerwonka / Shutterstock Caffeine intake has been associated with a lower risk of several chronic metabolic diseases such as […]Continue Reading ...
By Dr Ananya Mandal,June 7, 2018 United States Army researchers have developed a unique algorithm that can predict the right amount of coffee which can produce peak alertness. The algorithm takes into account several features including sleep schedules of individuals and calculates the amount of coffee that they need. The results of the study were […]Continue Reading ...
June 4, 2018 According to a recent study, a newly developed algorithm may be the key to optimizing alertness with caffeine. Caffeine is the most widely consumed stimulant to counter the effects of sleep loss on neurobehavioral performance. However, to be safe and most effective, it must be consumed at the right time and in […]Continue Reading ...
Credit: CC0 Public Domain Exposure to moderate to high caffeine levels while in the womb is linked to excess weight gain in early childhood, suggests a large observational study published in the online journal BMJ Open. The findings, which back general advice to limit caffeine intake while pregnant, prompt the researchers to query whether mums-to-be […]Continue Reading ...
WEDNESDAY, April 4, 2018 — Caffeine administration in preterm neonates is associated with reduced incidence and severity of acute kidney injury (AKI) in the first week after birth, according to a study published online April 2 in JAMA Pediatrics. Matthew W. Harer, M.D., from the University of Wisconsin in Madison, and colleagues conducted a secondary […]Continue Reading ...
April 3, 2018 A study coordinated by the Institute of Neuroscience of the Universitat Autònoma de Barcelona (Inc-UAB) and in collaboration with the Karolinska Institutet (KI) in Sweden provides evidence that a long-term consumption of caffeine has negative effects for Alzheimer’s disease, worsening the neuropsychiatric symptoms appearing in the majority of those affected by the […]Continue Reading ...
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