Yearly Archives: 2015

What’s the mechanism linking coffee to type 2 diabetes risk reduction?

Expert comment from Dr. Duane Mellor Assistant Professor in Dietetics at the University of Nottingham, UK and Lead of the European Specialist Dietetic Network for Diabetes at the European Federation of the Associations of Dieticians (EFAD) The prevalence of type 2 diabetes in Europe As highlighted by the latest IDF research, in Europe, approximately 60 million […]

Coffee consumption and healthy ageing – Can coffee protect against age-related cognitive decline?

Expert comment from Karen Ritchie, BSc, MPsych, PhD Research Director, French National Institute for Health and Medical Research Honorary professor Dept of Public Health, Imperial College, London Approximately 26 million people suffer from Alzheimer’s disease worldwide, making it the most prevalent form of dementia.  [1] The incidence of Alzheimer’s increases dramatically with age, and 20% […]

Can coffee consumption reduce the risk of CVD mortality?

Expert comment from António Vaz Carneiro,MD, PhD, FACP University of Lisbon School of Medicine Each year cardiovascular disease (CVD) causes around 4 million deaths in Europe1, and is projected to remain the single leading cause of death, with almost 23.6 million people expected to die from CVD by 20302. However, improvements in medical interventions as […]

Coffee, caffeine and health

Expert comment by Dr Astrid Nehlig In January, the European Food Safety Authority published its anticipated draft scientific opinion on the use of health claims relating to caffeine. Drawing on the available body of scientific research, it was concluded that single doses of caffeine up to 200mg and daily intakes of up to 400mg do […]