Latest Effect of caffeine on memory Stories

2012-06-29 11:47:06

A new study to be presented at the Society for Experimental Biology meeting on 30th June has shown that caffeine boosts power in older muscles, suggesting the stimulant could aid elderly people to maintain their strength, reducing the incidence of falls and injuries. For adults in their prime, caffeine helps muscles to produce more force. But as we age, our muscles naturally change and become weaker. Sports scientists at Coventry University looked for the first time at whether these...

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...

2012-04-09 05:40:16

(Ivanhoe Newswire) -- A recent study shows that the combined effects of excercise and the consumption of caffeine may be able to protect against skin cancer and possibly prevent inflammation related to other obesity-linked cancers. "We found that this combination treatment can decrease sunlight-caused skin cancer formation in a mouse model. I believe we may extrapolate these findings to humans and anticipate that we would benefit from these combination treatments as well," Yao-Ping Lu,...

Are Your Drinking Synthetic Caffeine?
2012-03-08 04:29:52

That caffeine in your tea, energy drink or other beverage – is it really natural? Scientists are reporting successful use for the first time of a simpler and faster method for answering that question. Their report appears in the American Chemical Society (ACS) journal Analytical Chemistry. Maik A. Jochmann, Ph.D., and colleagues point to the growing consumer preference for foods and beverages that contain only natural ingredients. Coffee, tea, colas, energy drinks and other...

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...

2011-12-14 19:27:28

Caffeine is regarded by some as being a potent stimulant, but the debate continues as to whether it enhances exercise performance. A range of expert opinions capture the scope of this ongoing debate in an informative roundtable discussion published in Journal of Caffeine Research, a quarterly peer-reviewed journal from Mary Ann Liebert, Inc. The roundtable discussion is available online. Led by Journal of Caffeine Research Editor-in-Chief Jack E. James, PhD, National University of Ireland,...

2011-12-09 20:25:00

With Finals Just Around the Corner, GreenCoffex® Offers 8 Hours of Energy for Late Night Study Sessions Pompano Beach, FL (PRWEB) December 09, 2011 With final exams just around the corner, many students are looking for that extra boost to take their grades up a notch. GreenCoffex® offers students an incredible 8 hours of increased energy and enhanced concentration. Night owls, staying up all night cramming, and early risers, waking at dawn, both can benefit equally from a natural...

Depressed? Drink More Coffee!
2011-09-27 03:53:38

Increased coffee consumption linked to decreased risk of depression in women The risk of depression appears to decrease for women with increasing consumption of caffeinated coffee, according to a report in the September 26 issue of Archives of Internal Medicine, one of the JAMA/Archives journals. Caffeine is the most frequently used central nervous system stimulant in the world, and approximately 80 percent of consumption is in the form of coffee, according to background information in...

2011-04-08 06:30:00

According to new research, our own DNA is the single biggest factor in determining whether we go for that cup of coffee every morning. Researchers, reporting their findings in the journal PLoS Genetics, believe they have found two genes that affect how quickly a person "metabolizes" the stimulant that makes him or her crave more or less coffee. The new study found that people who carry a specific version of the two genes were much more likely to consume caffeine. Those genes identified were...

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  • Like a worm in form or movement; vermiform; tortuous or sinuous; also, writhing or wriggling.
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This word ultimately comes from the Latin 'vermis,' worm.