Coffee affects your metabolism many ways, including your metabolism of steroids and the neurotransmitters typically linked to cannabis, a new study from Northwestern Medicine reports. In a study of coffee consumption, Northwestern scientists were surprised to discover coffee changed many more metabolites in the blood than previously known. Metabolites are chemicals in the blood that… Read more

Because it is one of the most commonly consumed drinks around the world, health impacts of coffee have been investigated many times. The latest study the researchers conducted a systematic review of all previous recorded summaries of coffee and health research, to get an overall picture of the state of knowledge on the subject. The… Read more

For a long time people have been told that caffeine is a diuretic. For some, this translates into advice to avoid or remove caffeinated beverages from the diet of people at risk of dehydration, or during periods of extreme summer heat. While possibly well meaning, this advice is wrong. By definition, a diuretic is a… Read more

Caffeine, along with 23 other compounds, may have the potential to boost the activity of an enzyme in the brain shown to protect against dementia, according to a study with mice. Hui-Chen Lu, professor of psychological and brain sciences at Indiana University, says: “This work could help advance efforts to develop drugs that increase levels… Read more

A recent article in The Guardian said coffee stunting kids’ growth is just a myth promoted by 19th-century manufacturers of a coffee substitute. So does this mean the long-thought wisdom that coffee is bad for kids is a lie? Kids normally need a lot of extra nutrition during their adolescent growth spurt, and you might… Read more