Are you actually 'addicted’ to coffee? Some experts say no
Physiological dependency is not the singular burden of proof when talking about addiction, says Dr. Samuel A. Ball of Yale University.
Is the craving for coffee embedded in our genes?
Genetics influence a fast or slow metabolism of coffee. [National Geographic, August 30, 2016]
Coffee no longer deemed a cancer risk by WHO — unless it is consumed super hot
Twenty-five years after declaring one of the most consumed beverages in the world was “possibly carcinogenic to humans,” the World Health Organization’s cancer agency has officially downgraded coffee’s cancer risk, saying an exhaustive review of the available science could find no conclusive evidence of harm. Unless ... it's drunk super hot. Like, crazy hot. [National Post, June 15, 2016]
Coffee might prevent exercise-induced eye fatigue
This is the first study to show tired eyes can result from strenuous exercise. The good news: caffeine can prevent this effect. [Medical News Today, May 31, 2016]
Drinking up to 4 cups of coffee a day may actually be good for you, studies suggest
The good news keeps coming. Recent studies have found that even decaffeinated coffee can lower a person's risk of colorectal cancer. This report says 2-4 cups is the 'sweet spot'. [CBC News, April 17, 2016]
Coffee linked to lower risk of prostate cancer: Two cups could reduce likelihood of developing disease by 2.5 per cent
New research is based on more than 550,000 men worldwide. Coffee drinkers were 24 per cent less likely to die if diagnosed. [Daily Mail, March 29, 2016]
Coffee whether it’s caffeinated or decaf contains a number of healthful vitamins and nutrients and findings from our studies have shown associations with reduced risk for diabetes, cardiovascular disease and mortality. [SBS.com, March 29, 2016]
Hold that coffee
A recent study showed that higher caffeine intake can result in pregnancy loss during the preconception period, particularly for women aged 35 and above, and for couples that consume more than two cups of caffeinated drinks daily. [Nature World News, March 28, 2016]
Health benefits of coffee may now include lowering risk for multiple sclerosis
New research suggests the potential role of coffee in MS prevention. [Medical Daily, March 3, 2016]
Drink this coffee and you'll never have to eat yoghurt again
A probiotic cold brew packed with bacteria purportedly stronger than a typical cup of Yoplait and 10-times more likely to survive once digested, free of sugar and calories. [New York Post, February 24, 2016]
Could coffee prevent cirrhosis?
A new study suggests coffee could help with serious long-term damage from alcohol. [University of Utah Health Care, February 22, 2016]
Coffee Pot: What happens when you mix marijuana & caffeine?
The two psychoactive substances produce different effects when used together than you'd expect from looking at the effects each compound has when used alone. [LiveScience.com, February 17, 2016]
A new coffee with the same health benefits as red wine is now on the market
A University of New Hampshire professor unveils a coffee that's infused with the same antioxidant that's earned red wine the reputation of being heart-healthy. [Eater.com, December 16, 2015]
'Coffee is harmless' - scientists disagree
Don't underestimate genetics when it comes to the "Jekyll and Hyde aspect to coffee. [New Zealand Herald, November 28, 2015]
A Harvard scientist who's studied coffee for 20 years explains why the drink is amazing
Coffee-drinkers have lower risks of cardiovascular and neurodegenerative diseases, as well as suicide. But study author, Dr. Frank Hu, said it was hard to study coffee because so many coffee-drinkers smoke. Smoking, he says, masks the potential health benefits of drinking coffee. [Business Insider, November 25, 2015]
Is coffee a health drink?
How did our favourite guilty pleasure move from villain to ally? And does this mean we can go nuts and caffeinate from dawn to dusk or do we still have to make room for plain water? What's the catch? Predictably, there is one. [Green Beanery blog, November 24, 2016]
Drink to your health: Study links daily coffee habit to longevity
People who drink three to five cups of coffee per day have a 15 percent lower [risk of premature] mortality compared to people who don't drink coffee, says a new study from the Harvard School of Public Health. [NPR, November 19, 2015]
Coffee fixes the damage booze did to your liver, study finds
Time to switch poisons. [The Register, November 18, 2015]
Coffee-drinkers less likely to die from certain disease
People who report drinking three to five cups of coffee per day are less likely to die prematurely from heart disease, suicide, diabetes or Parkinson's disease, say U.S. researchers. [CTV News, November 15, 2015]
Cool Science: Your coffee is lying to you
There's more to the science of a cup of joe than you might think. [NorthernLife.ca, September 29, 2015]
Daily coffee may boost colon cancer survival
Study finds patients who drank four cups of caffeinated coffee or more a day had half the rate of recurrence or death than noncoffee drinkers. [The New York Times, August 17, 2015]
Health effects of coffee: Where do we stand?
A look at the arguments for and against coffee through the centuries. [CNN, August 14, 2015]
Coffee drinking may lower inflammation, reduce diabetes risk
Levels of serum amyloid, one of the imflammatory markers in the blood, seems to explain some of the relationship between coffee and diabetes. [Reuters, July 20, 2015]
More concensus on coffee's effect on health than you might think
Coffee is a completely reasonable addition to a healthy diet, with more potential benefits seen in research than almost any other beverage we’re consuming. It’s time we started treating it as such. [The New York Times, May 11, 2015]
Ask the Expert: Coffee and health
Dr. Rob van Dam answers various questions based on new research regarding coffee and health. [The Nutrition Source, Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health, February 23, 2015]
Coffee may cut melanoma risk
Drinking coffee is associated with a slightly reduced risk for skin cancer, a new study has found. [The New York Times, January 22, 2015]
The pros and cons of coffee
For a long time coffee was not considered a healthy drink. It has a history of being blamed for many ills. But some recent studies indicate that coffee may not be so bad after all. So which is it—good or bad for the health? [HealthAssist.net, updated January 2, 2015]
Drinking coffee, for your health
Research suggests that a person's consumption of the beverage is determined in part by his or her DNA—and that its benefits could extend beyond a caffeine buzz. [The Atlantic, October 15, 2014]
How the World's Top Health Experts Take Their Coffee
Nineteen experts share their ideal way to kick-start the day. [Greatist.com, September 4, 2014]
Coffee consumption and coronary artery calcium in young and middle-aged asymptomatic adults
Middle-aged men and women (25,000 in total) examined by a Chinese study found those who consumed 3 to 5 cups of coffee a day were the least likely to show signs of clogged arteries. [Heart journal, August 15, 2014]
Caffeine may reduce tinnitus risk
Researchers track caffeine use and incidents of tinnitus in 65,085 women. [The New York Times, August 13, 2014]
Caffeine may boost driver safety
After adjusting for age, driver experience, distance driven, hours of sleep, naps, night driving and other factors, researchers found that drivers who consumed caffeine were 63 percent less likely to be involved in a crash. [The New York Times, March 21, 2013]
Coffee drinkers may live longer
The association between coffee and lower risk of dying was similar whether the coffee drinker consumed caffeinated or decaffeinated coffee. [The New York Times, May 16, 2012]
What is it about coffee?
Research is showing the benefits for everything from depression to liver disease. [Harvard Health Publications, January 1, 2012]
How coffee can galvanize your workout
Study shows coffee helps to boost effort and mental performance. [The New York Times, December 14, 2011]
Why does coffee make us feel so good?
Hidden within that hot black silken elixir is a chemical that has taken over your brain by mimicking the actions of cocaine and marijuana. [Psychology Today, October 28, 2011]
Chemistry in every cup
Coffee has a conflicting reputation—is it a guilty pleasure or a life saving elixir?
[Chemistry World, May 2011]