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Caffeine may protect against Parkinson’s

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Study finds heavy coffee drinkers are less likely to get the disease  An intriguing new study suggests coffee may prevent Parkinson’s disease. How a product that makes people jittery could keep them from getting a disease that gives them tremors is a paradox not examined in the study of 8,004 Japanese-American men in Hawaii.  BUT THE researchers said the benefits are probably due to caffeine — apparently the more, the better — and they suggest some theories about how it might work.  Outside experts said that if the findings hold up, they could lead to ways to treat Parkinson’s more...

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How A Cup Of Coffee Could Ease Your Headache

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Study Shows How Potent It Can Be When Combined With Painkillers Oct 14, 2000 -- Caffeine addicts have something to cheer about -- a large cup of coffee or strong tea taken with a painkiller will not only help the medicine down, but could provide an even faster cure for a headache, according to scientists.  Doctors at the Diamond Headache Clinic in Chicago, Illinois, have found that the common painkiller, ibuprofen, is more active against tension headaches when combined with caffeine. The research was sponsored by Procter and Gamble, the multinational drugs and chemicals company, but they have decided against...

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Caffeine Sharpens the Mind

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With Mug of Real Java in Hand, You 'Morning People' Should Be Fond of the Afternoon, Too  By Michael Smith, MD  Dec. 20, 2001 -- Do you thrive in the morning and fall off as the day goes on? If so, a new study shows that a morning latte can jump start your mind all the way into the afternoon. At least 75% of people over the age of 65 say they are "morning" people, according to researchers at the University of Arizona. But their research shows that a cup of java -- don't hold the caffeine -- may be...

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Coffee May Help Prevent Cavities

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According to new research, coffee could actually help to prevent cavities. The finding is published in the February 27th issue of the Journal of Agricultural and Food Chemistry, a peer-reviewed publication of the American Chemical Society, the world's largest scientific society.  Coffee made from roasted coffee beans contains antibacterial activities against certain microorganisms, such as Streptococcus mutans (S. mutans), a major cause of dental caries. Scientists performed laboratory tests that showed some coffee molecules actually prevent adhesion of S. mutans on tooth enamel.  "All coffee solutions have high antiadhesive properties due to both naturally occurring and roasting-induced molecules," said Gabriella...

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Coffee is Good For You!

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Coffee Lowers Diabetes Risk, U.S. Study Shows WASHINGTON (Reuters) - People who gulp several cups of coffee a day can greatly lower their risk of developing diabetes later in life, even if they are overweight, according to a U.S. study published on Tuesday.  The study of 125,000 people suggests that caffeinated coffee -- not caffeine-free -- may affect the body's metabolism in positive ways, the researchers at the Harvard School of Public Health said.  Men who drank more than six cups of full-caffeine coffee a day cut their risk of diabetes by more than half over 12 to 18 years, the...

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