Español Subscribe: FDA Consumer Health Information Do you drink just one cup of coffee or tea first thing in the morning, hoping the caffeine in it will jump-start your day? Do you follow it up with a caffeinated beverage or two and then drink several more cups of coffee throughout the day? Does it matter? […]Continue Reading ...
An important new article reviews recently discovered properties of adenosine A2A receptor-dopamine D2 receptor (A2AR-D2R) and adenosine A1 receptor-dopamine D1 receptor (A1R-D1R) heteromers–both of which are main targets for caffeine–and discusses the therapeutic implications of these findings. Preclinical evidence is reviewed which indicates that caffeine and selective A2AR antagonists could be used to treat the […]Continue Reading ...
For many, starting the day off with caffeine from a cup of coffee is a must. In neonatal intensive care units, or NICUs, premature babies born under 29 weeks are given a daily dose of caffeine to ensure the best possible start to life. A new study by University of Calgary researchers shows the earlier […]Continue Reading ...
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 ...
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 ...
Caffeine plus another compound in coffee beans’ waxy coating may protect against brain degeneration, Rutgers study finds Rutgers scientists have found a compound in coffee that may team up with caffeine to fight Parkinson’s disease and Lewy body dementia – two progressive and currently incurable diseases associated with brain degeneration. The discovery, recently published in […]Continue Reading ...
Credit: CC0 Public Domain A team of researchers at University College, Dublin, has found a link between caffeinated beverage consumption during pregnancy and low birth weight. In their paper published in the American Journal of Clinical Nutrition, the group describes their study of 941 mother and baby pairs born in Ireland and how they fared […]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 ...
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