Caffeine consumption has been associated with lower risks for multiple diseases, including type II diabetes, heart disease, and stroke, but the mechanism underlying these protective effects has been unclear. A new study now shows that caffeine promotes the movement of a regulatory protein into mitochondria, enhancing their function and protecting cardiovascular cells from damage.
It’s interesting to note that the food police were after coffee for years, no longer.
- Findings from two new studies show dark chocolate consumption reduces stress and inflammation, while improving memory, immunity and mood. https://www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2018/04/180424133628.htm
It might seem too good to be true, but dark chocolate is good for you and scientists now know why. Dark chocolate helps restore flexibility to arteries while also preventing white blood cells from sticking to the walls of blood vessels. Both arterial stiffness and white blood cell adhesion are known factors that play a significant role in atherosclerosis. https://www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2014/02/140227092149.htm
What great news! Hope it’s not fake 🙂
The Prescott area is known for many things. Most are positive, but there is one that makes many of the area’s residents absolutely miserable.
“We are given the dubious honor of being the number one allergy capital of the country,” said Dr. Susan Godman, founder and owner of Partners in Health Care Naturally in Prescott.
True. Even my dog Shady is suffering with allergies. As am I.
That’s right: Coffee is the fountain of youth. Sort of. Yet another study shows that coffee drinking is correlated with longer life. I’m going to brew another cup momentarily!
Two new large studies suggest it might have been coffee that bubbled from the fountain of youth.
Both studies, one conducted in the U.S., one across 10 European countries, found that people who drank even a single cup of coffee a day — decaf and/or caffeinated — lived longer than people who didn’t drink any coffee.
Still, the consistency of findings across different ethnic groups in the U.S. study and different methods of preparation in the European study — espressos in Italy, watered down coffee in Scandinavian countries — adds credence to the notion that coffee protects against many of the leading causes of death.
And as a trio of Johns Hopkins University scientists wrote in an editorial accompanying the two papers, “a protective effect of coffee is biologically plausible.” The studies and the editorial were published online recently in the Annals of Internal Medicine.