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2011-04-07 23:16:34

Latest findings presented in the premier issue of Journal of Caffeine Research A growing body of research suggests that caffeine disrupts glucose metabolism and may contribute to the development and poor control of type 2 diabetes, a major public health problem. A review article in the inaugural issue of Journal of Caffeine Research: The International Multidisciplinary Journal of Caffeine Science, a quarterly peer-reviewed journal from Mary Ann Liebert, Inc. publishers, examines the latest...

2011-02-18 16:43:36

Among the many differences between girls and boys, add the effects from caffeine -- physiological, behavioral and subjective -- to the list. Results of a double-blind, placebo-controlled, dose-response study of the response of youth to caffeine found that, in general, boys get a greater rush and more energy from caffeine than girls. Boys also reported they felt that caffeine had a positive effect on their athletic performance. Girls didn't report on this issue. The study, conducted by...

2010-12-16 13:30:05

A majority consume caffeine daily Caffeine consumption in children is often blamed for sleep problems and bedwetting. Information on childhood caffeine consumption is limited, and many parents may not know the amount or effects of their child's caffeine consumption. In a study published in The Journal of Pediatrics, researchers found that 75% of children surveyed consumed caffeine on a daily basis, and the more caffeine the children consumed, the less they slept. Dr. William Warzak and...

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2010-06-30 06:45:00

The more caffeine people consume the more they see it as a positive thing, according to a new study. The report, by Dr Lorenzo Stafford of the University of Portsmouth's psychology department, says heavy caffeine users are the only known "Ëœdrug users' to see their habit in a positive light. His study investigated people's underlying feelings about caffeine and the results are published in the latest issue of Psychology of Addictive Behaviors. He said: "Caffeine is found in coffee,...

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2010-06-02 13:25:00

Researchers say that using coffee for a pick-me-up may be pointless if you drink it all the time. The researchers have discovered that people who drink a lot of caffeine develop a tolerance to its stimulatory effects. They reported in the Neuropsychopharmacology journal that while caffeine can give people a buzz and raise alertness, the effect only works in those unused to the drink. The experts based their assumptions on the results of a study carried out on 379 volunteers. The...

2010-01-12 17:44:52

Caffeine abstinence: An ineffective and potentially distressing tinnitus therapy New research has found giving up caffeine does not relieve tinnitus and acute caffeine withdrawal might add to the problem. This is the first study of its kind to look at the effect of caffeine consumption on tinnitus. The study, by the Centre for Hearing and Balance Studies at Bristol University and supported by a grant from Deafness Research UK, is published online in the International Journal of Audiology....

2009-08-13 13:35:09

High caffeine consumption, more headaches?People who consume high amounts of caffeine each day are more likely to suffer occasional headaches than those with low caffeine consumption, a team of researchers at the Norwegian University of Science and Technology (NTNU) reports in a study recently published in the Journal of Headache Pain.But in findings that had "no obvious reason", the researchers, led by Knut Hagen from NTNU's Faculty of Medicine, also reported that low caffeine consumption...

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2009-07-06 10:15:00

U.S. scientists say that drinking five cups of coffee a day could reverse memory problems seen in Alzheimer's disease, BBC News reported. Researchers also suggested that caffeine hampered the production of the protein plaques which are the hallmark of the disease, while studies in the past suggested a protective effect from caffeine. However, the study, which appears in the Journal of Alzheimer's Disease, does not conclude that dementia patients should start using caffeine supplements. A...

2009-05-04 12:31:29

Acute caffeine abstinence increases brain blood flow, an effect that may account for commonly reported withdrawal headaches, U.S. researchers say. Stacey Sigmon of the University of Vermont College of Medicine and colleagues at Johns Hopkins School of Medicine looked at brain electrical activity and blood flow during caffeine withdrawal to examine what was taking place physiologically during acute caffeine abstinence. The researchers examined caffeine's effects in a double-blind study,...

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2009-05-03 12:37:14

Ever miss your daily cup of coffee and subsequently get a pounding headache? According to reports from consumers of coffee and other caffeinated products, caffeine withdrawal is often characterized by a headache, fatigue, feeling less alert, less energetic and experiencing difficulty concentrating. Stacey Sigmon, Ph.D., research associate professor of psychiatry at the University of Vermont College of Medicine and colleagues at Johns Hopkins School of Medicine sought to investigate the...


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