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RESEARCH SUGGESTS COFFEE CONSUMPTION IS ASSOCIATED WITH REDUCED RISK OF METABOLIC SYNDROME

By kristina / November 27, 2019

A report from the Institute for Scientific Information on Coffee (ISIC) highlights the potential role of coffee consumption in reducing the risk of developing MetS, a condition which is estimated to affect more than one billion people across the globe. Having MetS increases the risk of cardiovascular problems, including coronary heart disease and stroke. The report, titled […]

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COCOA: A POTENTIAL SOURCE OF VITAMIN D

By kristina / September 19, 2019

Scientists believe that cocoa and food containing it could provide a potentially valuable source of vitamin D. A research group at Martin Luther University Halle-Wittenberg (MLU) and the Max Rubner-Institut has identified what it described as “a new, previously unknown source of vitamin D2: cocoa and foods containing cocoa have significant amounts of this important nutrient.” According […]

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CAFFEINE’S ROLE IN SLEEPLESSNESS QUESTIONED BY STUDY

By kristina / August 20, 2019

A study suggests that although alcohol and nicotine play a role in sleep disorders, caffeine in coffee may not play as important a role as believed in some consumers. Sleepless nights are associated with a number of adverse health outcomes including heart disease, high blood pressure, diabetes and certain cancers. Evening use of alcohol, caffeine and nicotine […]

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PHENOLS IN COCOA BEAN SHELLS MAY REVERSE OBESITY-RELATED PROBLEMS-STUDY FINDS

By kristina / July 5, 2019

A new study by researchers at the University of Illinois suggests that three of the phenolic compounds in cocoa bean shells have powerful effects on the fat and immune cells, potentially reversing the chronic inflammation and insulin resistance associated with obesity. Visiting scholar in food science Miguel Rebollo-Hernanz and Elvira Gonzalez de Mejia, a professor […]

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IT IS ALL ABOUT CAFFEINE

By kristina / April 10, 2019

Caffeine is a natural compound found in a number of plant species including coffee, tea and cocoa. A typical cup of coffee contains 75-100mg caffeine, whilst levels in brewed tea and cocoa are lower1. Caffeine is the principal active compound in coffee, but other compounds are also present which can make it difficult to differentiate […]

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