Tagged: Coffee

Three coffees a day may help your heart stay regular - News

Jean Balchin Apr 23, 2018

Many doctors advise their patients with atrial or ventricular arrhythmias to stay away from coffee, coke, and other caffeinated beverages. However recent research published in JACC: Clinical Electrophysiology has revealed that coffee and tea at least are safe, and can reduce the frequency of arrhythmias. What are Arrhythmias? Arrhythmias are abnormal heart rhythms, and occur when the heart beats too slowly, quickly … Read More

Can coffee improve your workout? The science of caffeine and exercise - Guest Work

Guest Author Mar 01, 2018

Neil Clarke, Coventry University This article was originally published on The Conversation. Read the original article. Caffeine is one of the most researched substances reported to help athletes perform better and train longer and harder. As a result, professional and amateur sportspeople often take it as a performance-enhancing “ergogenic” aids for a wide range of activities. Read More

Mmmmm … the science behind your latte! - News

Jean Balchin Dec 13, 2017

Coffee-lovers, rejoice! Scientists may have discovered the ideal speed for pouring espresso into milk, according to an international study run by Princeton University, published in Nature Communications this week. Using liquids that mimic espresso and milk, the researchers tested a variety of pouring speeds and found that the second liquid needed to be added at faster than around 21cm per … Read More

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

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