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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 […]

A discussion on coffee consumption and dehydration

A guest post by Dr Sophie Killer 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, […]

New review paper suggests coffee consumption is associated with a reduced risk of mortality

A new meta-analysis1, published in the British Journal of Nutrition, has explored the relationship between coffee consumption and the risk of mortality from all causes. The review included twenty studies of coffee consumption and total mortality, including 129,538 cases of deaths among the 973,904 participants. The results support a significant inverse (i.e. favourable) association between coffee […]

The Institute for Scientific Information on Coffee highlights the latest research on coffee consumption in the prevention of type 2 diabetes   Regular, moderate coffee consumption may decrease an individual’s risk of developing type 2 diabetes, according to research highlighted in a report published by the Institute for Scientific Information on Coffee (ISIC). More than […]

Coffee & Health unveils its latest topic: Coffee & Your Health

The Institute for Scientific Information on Coffee (ISIC) has extended the scientific information available on its Coffee & Health website, with Coffee & Your Health the latest topic to be introduced. The new topic has been developed for use by health care and other professionals to serve as an overview of the latest scientific evidence […]

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