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Coffee Helps Prevent Breast Cancer Recurrence

Researchers from the Lund University in Sweden found that breast cancer patients who are being treated with Tamoxifen are less to experience a recurrence of the disease with moderate to  high coffee consumption.  Maria Simonsson, doctoral student in Oncology at Lund University and colleagues report that breast cancer patients who take the drug and two or more cups of coffee daily had lower recurrence rates compared to patients who consumed one cup or less. The investigators followed 634 breast cancer patients from southern Sweden for about five years. More than 300 patients took Tamoxifen. The drug is a common hormone […]

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Green Tea, Coffee May Reduce Stroke Risk

Next to water, coffee and green tea are the most popular drinks worldwide. Many studies have suggested that drinking either of these beverages have many health benefits, such as reducing death risks from heart disease. A new study led by Yoshihiro Kokubo, M.D at Japan’s National Cerebral and Cardiovascular Center examined the combined effects of both green tea and coffee on stroke risks and found that they reduce one’s risk for stroke. The study was recently published in Stroke: Journal of the American Heart Association. Researchers surveyed more than 83, 000 Japanese adults aged 45 to 74 years about their […]

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Truck Drivers Keep Safe with Coffee

Lisa Sharwood, PhD, of the University of Sydney in Australia and colleagues report in BMJ that drinking caffeinated substances significantly reduces long-distance truck drivers’ risk of involvement in a crash. The case-control study involved face-to-face interviews with 530 long-haul truck drivers who were involved in an accident between 2008 and 2011 in two Australian states. They were compared with 517 control drivers who had not experienced an accident in the previous 12 months. The investigators asked the participants about their use of caffeine substances including coffee, tea, caffeine tablets, and energy drinks. They also reported details about health disorders, symptoms […]

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More Kids are Consuming Caffeine

A recent survey by Dr. William Warzak and colleagues from the University of Nebraska Medical Center reveals that children as young as five years old consume the caffeine-equivalent of a soda daily, while older kids ages 8 to 12 consume about 109 mg of caffeine daily, which is equivalent to the amount found in three large cans of soda. In his article, “Is Caffeine the Next Kids’ Health Crisis?” Dr.J Whiteson, also a parent of two kids, writes that over the last three decades, daily caffeine consumption among children and teens has significantly increased in the form of soda, energy […]

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Too Much Coffee Lowers Babies’ Weights

New research reveals the association of caffeine from all sources (such as coffee, tea, soft drinks and food containing cocoa like deserts, cakes and chocolates) with SGA babies (small for gestational age) as well as low birth weight and extended duration of pregnancy. Moreover, intake of caffeine from coffee was linked to an even longer length of pregnancy. The new study was published in BioMed Central’s open access journal BMC Medicine. The project led by Dr. Verena Sengpiel investigated the impact of caffeine intake of mothers on their babies during pregnancy. About 60,000 pregnancies were included in the study and […]

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