Coffee and Health

Latest News about Coffee, Caffeine and Health

If you are one of the estimated forty million Americans that suffers from heartburn acid reflux, you may be happy to learn that some relief is on the horizon if you are also a coffee drinker. It is said that coffee is one of the main culprits when it comes to causes of GERD. Puroast(R) Low Acid Coffee now has their java on the shelves across America just in time for the holidays.

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Byrd Alzheimer’s Institute researchers report in the online edition of the peer reviewed journal Neuroscience, that caffeine intake equal to five cups of coffee a day for humans protects mice against memory impairments and reduces Alzheimer’s pathology in brains. The research follows an earlier study that hinted that caffeine might protect humans against Alzheimer’s.

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A cup of coffee may cause a heart attack in some people within an hour of drinking it, according to a study reported in the journal Epidemiology (Transient Exposure to Coffee as a Trigger of a First Nonfatal Myocardial Infarction, (Volume 17, Issue 5, September 2006.) The risk was highest among people with light or occasional coffee intake, and those with a sedentary lifestyle or other risk factors for coronary heart disease.

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