Drinking a lot of coffee every day, more than 900 ml (30 fluid ounces) or around six cups, is linked to a reduced risk of multiple sclerosis (MS), according to new research published in the Journal of Neurology Neurosurgery & Psychiatry. Caffeine, a central nervous system stimulant, has neuroprotective properties and can suppress the production… Read more

The caffeine in a morning cup of coffee could help improve athletic endurance, according to a new University of Georgia review study. Author Simon Higgins, a third-year doctoral student in kinesiology, reviewed more than 600 scholarly articles and screened them for those that focused only on caffeinated-coffee conditions, measured the caffeine dose and measured an… Read more

An increase in the frequency of insomnia, nervousness and the level of stimulation in the hours following competition was seen in a recent study. Analyzing the positive and negative effects of energy drinks on athletes, researchers found that these negative eefects were in spite of theoretical sports performance improvements of between 3% and 7%. Explains… Read more

Caffeine intake by children and adolescents has been rising for decades. The popularity of caffeinated sodas and energy drinks, which now are marketed to children as young as four, is largely to blame. Little research exists on the effects of caffeine on young people despite this popularity. Jennifer Temple, PhD, associate professor in the Department… Read more

The most popular addictive drug available in Australia right now is 1, 3, 7-trimethylxanthine, or C₈H₁₀N₄O₂. Let’s call it 137TX until we can come up with something catchier. Most adults seem to feel a need to use it daily, and we hear people saying that they can’t function until they’ve had their “fix”. Wait, you… Read more