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Coffee Helps Prevent Breast Cancer Recurrence

Researchers from the Lund University in Sweden found that breast cancer patients who are being treated with Tamoxifen are less to experience a recurrence of the disease with moderate to  high coffee consumption.  Maria Simonsson, doctoral student in Oncology at Lund University and colleagues report that breast cancer patients who take the drug and two or more cups of coffee daily had lower recurrence rates compared to patients who consumed one cup or less. The investigators followed 634 breast cancer patients from southern Sweden for about five years. More than 300 patients took Tamoxifen. The drug is a common hormone […]

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Chocolate with Fruit Juice and Less Fat?

A presentation at the 245th National Meeting & Exposition of the American Chemical Society reveals that new technology is now available for making “fruit-juice-infused chocolate,” according to Stefan A. F. Bon, Ph.D. who led the research. Chocolate is composed of an emulsion of cocoa butter and water or cocoa powder combined with milk. Lecithin is added to many chocolates as an emulsifier. Bon’s team used fruit juices and other approved ingredients to form an emulsion formulated by British chemist Percival Spencer Umfreville Pickering, which uses solid particles instead of an emulsifier. Bon explains that the new technology would allow manufacturing […]

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What is the Best Milk for Children?

Feeding babies low-fat or skim milk may not prevent them from becoming overweight or obese, a new study shows. Although the American Academy of Pediatrics and the American Heart Association, support giving skim milk and low-fat milk to children, believing that the lower calorie content in these milks can prevent obesity, the results of a recent study published in the Archives of Disease in Childhood showed otherwise. Mark Daniel DeBoer, MD, lead author and associate professor at the University of Virginia School of Medicine reports that children who drank low-fat and skim milk at the age of two were more likely […]

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Green Tea, Coffee May Reduce Stroke Risk

Next to water, coffee and green tea are the most popular drinks worldwide. Many studies have suggested that drinking either of these beverages have many health benefits, such as reducing death risks from heart disease. A new study led by Yoshihiro Kokubo, M.D at Japan’s National Cerebral and Cardiovascular Center examined the combined effects of both green tea and coffee on stroke risks and found that they reduce one’s risk for stroke. The study was recently published in Stroke: Journal of the American Heart Association. Researchers surveyed more than 83, 000 Japanese adults aged 45 to 74 years about their […]

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Truck Drivers Keep Safe with Coffee

Lisa Sharwood, PhD, of the University of Sydney in Australia and colleagues report in BMJ that drinking caffeinated substances significantly reduces long-distance truck drivers’ risk of involvement in a crash. The case-control study involved face-to-face interviews with 530 long-haul truck drivers who were involved in an accident between 2008 and 2011 in two Australian states. They were compared with 517 control drivers who had not experienced an accident in the previous 12 months. The investigators asked the participants about their use of caffeine substances including coffee, tea, caffeine tablets, and energy drinks. They also reported details about health disorders, symptoms […]

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