Yearly Archives: 2018

Can coffee help reduce risk of type 2 diabetes?

Mattias Carlström, Associate Professor of Physiology, Department of Physiology and Pharmacology, Karolinska Institutet, Sweden Type 2 diabetes (T2D) is a major and growing health problem across Europe and around the world, which is associated with increased morbidity and mortality. The costs of treating T2D and associated complications related to the condition are also increasing. With […]

Why does coffee affect me more than others?

Dr J W Langer, medical doctor, lecturer and science journalist “Why does coffee affect me more than others?” is a commonly-asked question. The short answer to the question is that research has shown that, if a group of people drink the same standardised amount of coffee, their reactions are determined by their genetic make-up, which […]

Can coffee consumption improve performance in trained athletes?

Dr Neil Clarke, Principal Lecturer, School Of Life Sciences, Coventry University (UK) Caffeine is a highly studied substance and there is a strong body of research, as acknowledged by the European Food Safety Authority in its Scientific Opinion, to say that a moderate intake of caffeine, [equivalent to around 3 mg per kilogram of body […]