Coffee seems to be a steaming hot topic in health news these days. Last week we wrote about a study that associated high levels (six cups) of daily coffee intake with reduced risk for multiple sclerosis. And this week, according to a new South Korean study, moderate coffee consumption was associated with a decreased risk of high coronary artery calcium (CAC). Calcium in the walls of the coronary arteries can be an early sign of coronary heart disease.
A new study, released this week and slated to be presented at the American Academy of Neurology meetings in April, found a link between coffee consumption a lot of it and a reduced incidence of multiple sclerosis. It s a pretty slim thread, however.
Activists are attacking Starbucks because its coffee like everyone else s coffee contains acrylamide. This is not because the company actually adds the chemical to its coffee, nor does anyone else it is formed naturally when the beans are roasted.
Scientists have now unraveled and published the genome of a variety of coffee plant called Coffee canephora, which comprises about 30 percent of the world s coffee production.
There have been enough studies on coffee to keep you up at night. We at ACSH have followed and reported on this topic numerous times. Bottom line: Almost without exception, studies have found that coffee consumption is either safe, or frequently, provides various health benefits. So, we would be remiss in not reporting on the latest coffee news that it may improve your long-term memory.
Coffee and its caffeine content have been associated with numerous health effects, not the least of which is diuresis, or loss of body water. Thus, some have advised that caffeinated beverages not be included when estimating how much water a person should be drinking.
According to the National Coffee Association, the majority of Americans (60 percent) drink coffee on a daily basis, consuming on average just over three cups a day. But according to a new study, those under 55