Tagged: Coffee

Activist confusion at fluoridation bill hearing (and coffee) - Open Parachute

Ken Perrott Mar 24, 2017

I have been in Wellington for the Parliamentary select committee hearings on fluoridation. Well, that was the excuse – I was really there to catch up with my family (always a joy and am amazed at how tall my grandson has become) and to enjoy the great food in Wellington cafes. Havana Coffee Works in Tory Street, Wellington. Great coffee … Read More

The Science of Coffee Naps (And Why You Should Take Them) - Up and Atom

Kimberley Collins Sep 04, 2016

Do you find yourself struggling to stay awake in the middle of the afternoon? Research shows having a coffee nap, where you drink cup of coffee and taking a 20 minute nap, is the most effective way to restore your energy.  Many of us know this feeling… (Photo by Wikimedia Commons) The “coffee nap” strategy is a great way to maximise the effect … Read More

The consensus on coffee and cancer - News

Erica Mather Jun 22, 2016

There is no conclusive evidence that drinking coffee causes cancer, but experts report that drinking very hot beverages ‘probably’ causes cancer of the oesophagus. The specialized cancer agency of the World Health Organization (WHO) – the International Agency for Research on Cancer (IARC), held a press call last week where they released the results of a thorough investigation of the … Read More

Wake up and smell the coffee (before it’s too late) - Hot Topic

Gareth Renowden Aug 10, 2014

Coffee is more than just a hot beverage: consumption of the bitter liquid made by steeping the ground roast beans of an Ethiopian plant is an obsession for many. In this interesting short video from the Royal Botanic Gardens at Kew, coffee researchers explain how they are monitoring climate changes and its impacts on coffee […] … Read More

Coffee, Cooking, Cataracts and Cancer – 100 Years of the Maillard Reaction - Molecular Matters

Michael Edmonds Nov 04, 2012

The Malliard reaction, first described 100 years ago, produces many of the wonderful smells we associate with cooking including that of freshly baked bread, a grilled steak or roasting coffee. It is also involved in the production of some potentially cancer-causing compounds in our food, such as acrylamide and can even occur within our bodies, contributing to diseases such as … Read More

Coffee and Cancer – A complicated story - Molecular Matters

Michael Edmonds Nov 03, 2011

In last week’s Christchurch Press I noticed an article entitled “Coffee may help prevent skin cancer”. This caught my attention because several years ago I remember reading that coffee contained a wide range of potential carcinogens (cancer causing compounds). According to the article, women who drank more than three cups of coffee (a day?-time period not specified) had a 20% … Read More

Spam Journalism #68 - MacDoctor

Jim McVeagh Jan 31, 2010

Spam Journalism: The spurious use of sensational headlines to add spice to an otherwise pointless article. Thanks to Crusader Rabbit for pointing me to this lovely bit of medical spam at News.com.au: Energy drinks’ ’serious’ heart risk JUST one energy drink can cause “serious heart conditions”, a world-first study has found. The report, according to Adelaide Now, has [...] Related … Read More

Will drinking coffee help prevent diabetes? - Food Stuff

Amanda Johnson Dec 17, 2009

New research published in the December issue of Archives of Internal Medicine has found that consuming coffee reduces the risk of diabetes. The findings from this meta-analysis, based on over 500,000 individuals with over 21,000 cases of new-onset diabetes, confirm an inverse relationship between coffee consumption and subsequent risk of type 2 diabetes. There was also an inverse relationship between … Read More

Heart Hit - MacDoctor

Jim McVeagh Oct 04, 2009

I read with some horror that a Herald on Sunday investigation has found an energy drink with 3333mg caffeine per litre in it. The Demon Energy Shot, which contains this horrendous amount of caffeine, gets around the Food Standard Authority regulations (which restricts caffeine to a level of 320mg per litre) by calling itself a [...] … Read More