7-MX, a caffeine metabolite, may help to slow the progression of myopia or short-sightedness in children.
For smokers, the first cigarette of the day is often accompanied by a cup of coffee. Researchers say this may be more than a habit, finding chemical compounds in roasted coffee beans may help quell the effects of morning nicotine cravings.
Consuming a caffeinated drink before shopping was associated with purchasing more items and more time spent in the store.
Those who drink sweetened coffee daily are up to 31% less likely to die within a 7-year follow-up than non-coffee drinkers. Those who drank unsweetened coffee were 21% less likely to die.
The sex of the drinker in addition to the brewing method may explain coffee's link to increased cholesterol. Drinking 3-5 cups of espresso per day increased serum total cholesterol, especially in males.
People who experience sleep problems and attempt to alter their sleep patterns via maladaptive coping mechanisms, such as napping or using sleep aids, may experience worse quality of sleep.
A taste for black coffee and dark chocolate is possibly a genetic trait, a new study reports. Coffee drinkers who have a genetic variant that reflects faster caffeine metabolism prefer bitter, black coffee. The same genetic variant is found in those who prefer dark chocolate.
People who drink between 4 - 6 cups of coffee or tea per day have a lower risk of stroke and dementia, researchers report. Drinking coffee alone, or in combination with tea, was associated with lower risk of post-stroke dementia.
Drinking up to three cups of coffee a day can help decrease the risk of stroke and cardiovascular disease, researchers report.
New studies have identified an association between daily high coffee consumption, brain shrinkage and an increased risk of dementia. However, researchers were unable to identify a causal relationship between caffeine consumption and dementia. The study also found moderate coffee consumption was associated with lower dementia risk than high consumption, or abstaining from caffeinated drinks.