More Good Health News For Coffee Drinkers!

A recent study from Sweden published May 11, 2011 indicates that the risk of developing a certain type of breast cancer was significantly lower in women who drink at least 5 cups of coffee per day.  According to the researchers at the Karolinska Institute in Stockholm, women who drank that much...

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New Years Resolutions You Can Keep

-          Increase your incidental exercise. Incidental exercises are the movements you perform in your everyday life - this could be climbing up stairs, walking to work, or chasing after kids. Many experts agree that these everyday movements are key to keeping off extra pounds. If you want to increase your incidental exercise, try getting off the bus a few stops early and walking the rest of the way, or walking over to a coworker rather than emailing. If you sit for your job, try not to sit more than 30 minutes at a time. -          Give your refrigerator a makeover....

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Coffee Helping Research for Parkinson’s Disease

For new medications for the treatment of Parkinson’s to Dementia, scientists are looking to coffee! Caffeine, the world’s most widely used drug, can do more than just wake people up. Various studies have linked caffeine to improvements in memory and protection against the destruction of brain cells. One study found that people who drank more than two cups of coffee per day had a 40% lower risk of developing Parkinson’s Disease. Some drug companies have been designing drugs to replicate these benefits, but the challenge is to go beyond to achieve a more powerful effect without side effects like jitters...

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3 Foods to Heal Chronic Pain

More than one third of all Americans suffer from chronic pain, and many rely on pain medication to ease their symptoms.  Certain foods can actually help chronic pain sufferers by blocking pain signals, fighting inflammation, and even healing the disease itself.  By eating healthfully pain can be improved or even eliminated. Here are three pain-relieving foods and how they help:   1. Cherries: These contain compounds called anthocyanins, which block inflammation and inhibit pain enzymes, just like aspirin does. One study in Journal of Nutritionshowed people who ate a bowl of cherries for breakfast reduced inflammation by 25%.   2. Coffee: Caffeine...

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More Good Health News For Coffee Drinkers!

A recent study from Sweden published May 11, 2011 indicates that the risk of developing a certain type of breast cancer was significantly lower in women who drink at least 5 cups of coffee per day.  According to the researchers at the Karolinska Institute in Stockholm, women who drank that much coffee were up to 57% less likley to develop ER-negative breast cancer than women who drank less than one cup per day. Coffee contains a number of different phytoestrogens, which are plant-based chemicals that act like estrogens in the human body.  Coffee has been shown to contribute to blood levels...

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Drink a Lot of Coffee? Might Be in Your Genes

Ever notice how some people have many cups of coffee each day, while some people are happy with just one cup?  The same observation might be made about cola drinkers. It’s the caffeine –and your genetic makeup – that’s driving whether you are “satisfied” with just one cup or many cups.  That’s the apparent conclusion from researchers, and reported in the April issue of PLoS Genetics. The study was conducted by researchers from the National Cancer Institute, Harvard Schoold of Public Health, Brigham and Women’s Hospital, and the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, and looked at five studies of over 47,000 Americans...

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