At first, I admit I was surprised when we found out that simple coffee consumption, a daily pleasant lifestyle habit, may help to prevent diabetes later in the life. It seem so easy and hard to believe! But now we are quite confident about this association – the published results from across the world showed the same results. Moreover, four to five meta-analysis of these studies confirmed the consistency.
The role of nutrition is an emerging area in Alzheimer’s research and the potential benefits of drinking coffee, on both a nutritional and a social level, are very interesting.
To mark World Heart Day on 29th September 2014, the Institute for Scientific Information on Coffee (ISIC) is highlighting the latest research into coffee and cardiovascular health, which suggests that coffee consumption may be linked to a reduced risk of CVD mortality.
Susanna Lindvall, Vice-President of the European Parkinson’s Disease Association, shares her thoughts on possible explanations for the negative association between coffee and Parkinson’s disease for our quarterly news bulletin.
There has been a lot of uncertainty over the role of coffee and other caffeinated beverages in hydration. Due to early research showing the short term effect of pure caffeine as a mild dehydrating agent, there appears to be a common assumption that caffeinated beverages, such as coffee, also have this effect.
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