Heavy Coffee Drinking Reduces Brain Volume

Heavy coffee consumption raises risk of dementia and stroke.

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Is More Really Better?

Two very large cohort studies found those who drank more coffee experienced lower death rates than nonconsumers. The European EPIC study followed over 500,000 people for 16 years, and the Multiethnic Cohort study followed 200,000, also for 16 years.

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Dietary Patterns

Swedish researchers analyzed the dietary habits of 25,000 adults without diabetes, cardiovascular disease or cancer. They found those consuming the most sugar-sweetened beverages also consumed significantly fewer healthy foods. High consumption of coffee was also associated with higher intakes of high-fat foods and lower intakes of breakfast cereals. These results were adjusted for potential confounding factors…

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The Truth About Caffeine

The information available on caffeine these days is very confusing. Some sources advocate caffeine drinks as “energy” drinks. Some recommend caffeinated drinks but suggest avoiding the “additives” in caffeinated drinks – sugar, fat, vitamins, and amino acids. Others claim that caffeine is addictive with nasty side-effects. Others condemn caffeine in all forms and for all…

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Coffee as a Source of Potassium?

Reports are circulating on some blogs that coffee is one of the highest food sources of potassium. Fact is that that we get a lot of it from coffee because we don't eat enough of the foods that are the best sources of this important nutrient. For really potassium-rich foods include foods like cooked greens,…

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