Aug 2, 2012 - With the Summer Olympics taking place in London over the next few weeks we decided to take a quick look at the use of caffeine as a 'performance enhancer'. Although caffeine is not currently 'banned' from the International Olympic (IOC) list of ergogenic compounds, it was placed on the list after a Mongolian athlete was found to have elevated levels during the 1972 Olympics.
April 8, 2012 - Easter has arrived and that means chocolate. Although a very small amount of caffeine is contained in chocolate its stimulatory effects on our body are quite limited. For those wishing to get a equivalent buzz off milk chocolate be ready to eat at least 81 pieces of Hershey Kisses to get the same buzz as a cup for regular coffee.
February 2, 2012 - In a recent study by the National Institute for Heath (NIH) researchers found that consumption of caffeine may effect estrogen levels in women 18-44 yrs of age.
September 29, 2011 - According to a long term study, women who consume at least 4 cups of coffee have a 20% chance of developing depression in their lives. The results of the study which coincides with a previous study in Finland, suggests that coffee may also reduce the risk of depression and suicide in men as well.
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October 25, 2011 - Good news for all coffee drinker, well at least for the men. A recent study by the prestigious Harvard Medical School shows that men drinking 6 or more cups of coffee per day have a 60% reduction of developing prostate cancer.
June 23, 2011 - For many coffee is simply a medium in which to deliver caffeine, but according to the latest research, coffee may also hold a significant amount of health benefits.
There are large number of studies both in vitro and in vivo that have demonstrated the beneficial effects of diets rich in fruits, vegetables and beverages. These positive effects are attributed in part to phenolic compounds.
January 1, 2010 - Welcome back everyone and we wish you all a Happy New Year! Well, the new year looks good for coffee as studies continue to promote coffee's health benefits. Over the past ten years numerous researchers from all over the world have touted coffee's health benefits.
December 11, 2009 - You may want to pass on that Vodka/Red Bull cocktail the next time you're at the bar and trying to get sober by drinking coffee after a long night partying.
September 11, 2009 - We've all heard about the beneficial effects in drinking coffee and its ability to prevent the onset of numerous diseases. But what exactly is it in coffee that provides us with these beneficial effects?
Anyone who has ever suffered from a cold quickly realizes the importance of smell/taste in fully appreciating the flavor of food. This is no surprise as over the years scientist have recommended that people who rely on their sensory ability to perform a job - i.e. perfumers, sommeliers, coffee cuppers, etc - should strongly refrain from the potentially damaging affects of smoking. But until now this recommendation has lacked scientific rigor, but recently this may all change.