Just THREE cups of coffee a day could slash risk of Alzheimer’s, study finds

Drinking three to five cups of coffee a day could help to significantly lower the risk of suffering Alzheimer’s disease,
according to the latest research.

Scientists have discovered a link between regular daily intake of the hot drink and a reduction of up to 20 per cent of the chances of developing dementia.

The report released today from the Institute for Scientific Information on Coffee highlights the role nutrition can play in
preserving cognitive function, especially during the preclinical phase  of Alzheimer’s before full-blown symptoms of dementia occur.

 

Caffeine dependence tied to physical, emotional problems

Caffeine is ubiquitous in coffee and the idea that the substance can be addictive is hardly new. But for some people, that dependence can be so strong, physically and emotionally, that it becomes problematic.  Doctors have a term to describe it – caffeine use disorder – and researchers are developing addiction remedies. Caffeine is ubiquitous in coffee and the idea that the substance.

 

Bulletproof coffee: How to ruin a great cup of joe

For a while now, I have read various articles about so-called “Bulletproof coffee.” This, believe it or not, is a perfectly good cup of coffee, with heaps of butter and coconut oil added. It has always sounded quite odd to me. Yet like many zany ideas that gain traction in our willing-to-try-anything society, Bulletproof coffee has its drinkers, its promoters, and its fanatical standard-bearers.

 

For Some, Caffeine Addiction Is Doubly Dangerous

You want to cut back on caffeine, but you can’t — even if your doctor says you have to.  Now, new research is saying that dependence on caffeine is not just a physical issue. As CBS 2’s Roseanne Tellez reports, it could be affecting us psychologically.

 

Could coffee protect DNA from damage?

Editorial:  Possible benefits of coffee from recent study. All findings, regardless the study, need balanced insight. These research conclusions must be weighed with opposing studies.

Regular consumption of coffee may reduce DNA damage and reduce energy intake and body fat, according to two new studies from Europe.

The truth about decaf coffee

Millions of Americans drink decaf coffee to get that perfectly bitter taste without all the jitters.  But does decaf really have no caffeine? What’s the difference between “decaffeinated” and “naturally decaffeinated”? And are the chemicals used to strip the caffeine from coffee safe?  To understand what’s in your cup of decaf, you first need to understand what’s not in it.

The alarming thing that’s probably hiding in your coffee

A strong cup of joe (or two) can be a trusty get-through-this-crazy-day helper–but there may be more than coffee beans and a jolt of caffeine hiding in your cup. “Fillers” like wheat, soy beans, barley, rye, acai seeds, brown sugar, corn, and even sticks are often present in coffee grounds, according to new research presented this week at the 248th National Meeting & Exposition of the American Chemical Society.

Coffee may hydrate athletes just like water

Caffeine does not have a diuretic effect on regular coffee drinkers and is safe to use, says sports nutrition researcher and consultant in elite sport.  “Perhaps we don’t have to worry too much about athletes drinking coffee if they are regular coffee drinkers, as the chances of it having a detrimental effect on their fluid balance is actually very small,” said Sophie Killer, a doctoral researcher at Loughborough University.

Caffeine taken during training may boost sports performance

Already one of the most widely-used stimulants in sport, recent research suggests there may be greater scope for caffeine to be used in a wider range of sports as well as during exercise, says sports nutrition researcher and consultant in elite sport.  In endurance exercise it was shown that caffeine improved the ability to exercise for a prolonged period of time. In high intensity sports such as swimming or rowing, lasting between 1-60 minutes, performance also improved with the use of caffeine.  Although team sports were harder to test, caffeine was believed to help when fatigue was a limiting factor. Even the strength-based sports could benefit from caffeine use, but only if there was an endurance component.