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What role do polyphenols play in reducing the risk of cardiovascular disease (CVD)?

Kjeld Hermansen, Associate Professor at the Department of Endocrinology and Internal Medicine, Aarhus University, Denmark Cardiovascular disease (CVD) is one of the world’s most pressing health problems. In Europe, it is the main cause of death, accounting for 45% of all deaths1,2. In recent years there has been growing academic interest in the potential role […]

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 […]

ISIC Roundtable: Looking after the Liver

Dr. Carlo La Vecchia, Professor of Medical Statistics and Epidemiology, Dept. of Clinical Sciences and Community Health, Università degli Studi di Milano, Italy The liver is a key organ in the body and is involved in a number of vital metabolic processes including the regulation of blood sugar and fat, the digestions of food to […]

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