Latest Coffee and health Stories

Coffee May Help Reduce Skin Cancer Risk
2012-07-03 04:09:54

redOrbit Staff & Wire Reports - Your Universe Online Researchers have found that increasing coffee intake could help lower your risk of developing basal cell carcinoma, the most common form of skin cancer. "Our data indicate that the more caffeinated coffee you consume, the lower your risk of developing basal cell carcinoma," said Jiali Han, Ph.D., associate professor at Brigham and Women's Hospital, Harvard Medical School in Boston and Harvard School of Public Health. "I would...

2012-07-02 06:07:37

(Ivanhoe Newswire) — Attention coffee lovers! New research shows more benefits for drinking that cup of joe. On average, Americans drink 3 cups of coffee a day, but according to the study, increasing the number of cups of caffeinated coffee you drink could lower your risk of developing the most common form of skin cancer, basal cell carcinoma. Basal cell carcinoma is the form of skin cancer most commonly diagnosed in the United States. Even though it is slow-growing, it causes...

Moderate Amounts Of Coffee Shield Against Heart Failure
2012-06-27 08:40:49

Connie K. Ho for redOrbit.com The influence of coffee on the heart has been unknown for a period of time. While some studies state that habitual coffee consumption can be harmful, other studies propose that coffee has a protective benefit. Researchers from the Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center (BIDMC) worked to find how much coffee could affect patients. Interesting enough, the investigators discovered that moderate coffee drinkers have an 11 percent lower risk of having heart...

2012-06-04 19:11:56

Those cups of coffee that you drink every day to keep alert appear to have an extra perk — especially if you're an older adult. A recent study monitoring the memory and thinking processes of people older than 65 found that all those with higher blood caffeine levels avoided the onset of Alzheimer's disease in the two-to-four years of study follow-up. Moreover, coffee appeared to be the major or only source of caffeine for these individuals. Researchers from the University of South...

Coffee Makes You Live Longer
2012-05-17 12:52:06

Michael Harper for RedOrbit.com Stand proud, coffee drinkers. Though your teeth may be stained and your co-workers may shoot off-glances your way as you head for your fourth cup, you can stand proud and confident in the fact that you´ll probably outlive each of your detractors. At least, that´s what a new study published in the New England Journal of Medicine has found. Coffee, even decaf coffee, may extend the lives of those who drink it every day. Men who drink 2 to 3...

New App Tracks Caffeine Usage
2012-02-15 04:52:57

Caffeinated drinks such as coffee and soda are the pick-me-ups of choice for many people, but too much caffeine can cause nervousness and sleep problems. Caffeine Zone software app developed by Penn State researchers, can help people determine when caffeine may give them a mental boost and when it could hurt their sleep patterns. The software takes information on caffeine use and integrates it with information on the effects of caffeine to produce a graph of how the caffeine will affect...

2012-01-26 13:04:40

Moderate caffeine intake associated with higher level for Asians, lower for whites Asian women who consumed an average of 200 milligrams or more of caffeine a day–the equivalent of roughly two cups of coffee–had elevated estrogen levels when compared to women who consumed less, according to a study of reproductive age women by researchers at the National Institutes of Health and other institutions. However, white women who consumed 200 milligrams or more of caffeine a day...

2011-11-25 06:49:31

(Ivanhoe Newswire) — Coffee could help reduce your risk of developing endometrial cancer. The study by the American Association for Cancer Research showed that long term coffee consumption may be associated with a reduced risk for endometrial cancer. "Coffee has already been shown to be protective against diabetes due to its effect on insulin. So we hypothesized that we'd see a reduction in some cancers as well," Edward Giovannucci, M.D., Sc.D., professor of nutrition and...

Can Coffee Consumption Reduce Risk Of Endometrial Cancer?
2011-11-23 12:49:11

Knocking back four or more cups of coffee a day for women may reduce the risk of developing cancer in the lining of their uterus, researchers reported Tuesday in the journal Cancer Epidemiology, Biomarkers & Prevention. The study, involving more than 67,000 nurses, found that women who drank 4 or more cups per day of coffee were one-quarter less likely to develop endometrial cancer than women who averaged less than a cup a day. The absolute risk that any one woman would develop the...

Coffee Linked With Decreased Risk For Skin Cancer
2011-10-25 13:36:14

New research announceded on Monday offers evidence that drinking coffee is associated with a decreased risk of a common and slow-growing type of skin cancer known as basal cell carcinoma. Scientists from Brigham and Women´s Hospital and Harvard Medical School in Boston examined the risks of basal cell carcinoma (BCC), squamous cell carcinoma (SCC) and melanoma in connection with coffee consumption and found the decreased risk was only seen in BCC. The team presented their...

Word of the Day
  • An evil spirit; a devil.
  • A nightmare.
  • In astrology, the twelfth house of a scheme or figure of the heavens: so called from its signifying dreadful things, such as secret enemies, great losses, imprisonment, etc.
'Cacodemon' comes from a Greek term meaning 'evil genius.'