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Coffee, productivity, and cognitive function at work

Professor Peter Rogers, Professor of Biological Psychology, University of Bristol, UK Many people will have seen first-hand the widespread custom of coffee in the workplace, whether in an office setting, or in scenarios such as shift work in factories and hospitals. Coffee breaks are an ingrained part of work culture, and the phrase ‘taking a […]

How might coffee and caffeine affect our mood and emotions?

Dr. Géraldine Coppin, University of Geneva & Swiss Center for Affective Sciences, investigates.   Introduction  While a large body of research has reviewed the physiological effects of coffee consumption, only few studies have considered the potential relationships between coffee consumption, mood and emotion. However, current research into this area suggests some interesting findings, not only […]

Could coffee play a role in reducing the risk of age-related cognitive decline?

Expert comment from Professor Athanase Benetos, Academic Director, EUGMS, France The demographic population of Europe is changing: the population of older adults is growing. The United Nations’ ‘World Population Ageing’ report highlights that there were 176.5 million people aged 60 years or over in 2015, and that this figure is projected to rise to 217.2 […]

Coffee and Sleep

Expert comment from our roundtable expert and moderator Dr Renata Riha, Consultant in Sleep and Respiratory Medicine at the Royal Infirmary, Edinburgh and Honorary Reader at the University of Edinburgh. Coffee is a complex compound and arguably one of the most researched elements of the diet. It contains over 1,000 components, one of the most […]

An observer’s perspective: IARC’s evaluation of coffee and very hot beverages

Expert comment from Dr Hatzold, ‎an independent consultant in nutrition and scientific affairs that attended IARC’s monograph meeting on drinking coffee, maté, and very hot beverages as an official observer. The International Agency for Research on Cancer (IARC) is part of the World Health Organization. Its mission is to coordinate and conduct research on the […]

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