Drink Up! Coffee May Reduce Your Risk of MS

Coffee intake has been linked to a reduced risk of several diseases, including diabetes and heart disease.  New research finds drinking coffee also may protect against the development of multiple sclerosis (MS), a disabling neurological disease that affects about 2.5 million people world-wide. Researchers at Kaiser Permanente Northern California studied more than 2,000 people, half of whom were … Read More

Can Buttered Coffee Give You a Better Body?

There’s a lot of hype lately about the most recent coffee trend. Take your morning cup-of-joe, add two tablespoons of butter and some oil, and call it Bulletproof Coffee. No doubt it’s an interesting flavor, but it’s the claims of increased energy and weight loss that seem to be giving this morning jolt traction. It’s … Read More

5 Best Ways to Beat the Afternoon Slump (Video)

It’s about 2 p.m., and you’re feeling tired, sluggish and unfocused — the dreaded “afternoon slump.” Dylan Wint, MD, a brain health expert at Cleveland Clinic Lou Ruvo Center for Brain Health, offers five helpful ways to avoid this common afternoon feeling. 1. Don’t work through lunch. Dr. Wint says working through lunch is a … Read More

Coffee vs. Energy Drinks: A Caffeine Wake-Up Call (Video)

Patients often have questions about the safety of coffee, caffeinated soft drinks and other drinks that contain caffeine. I typically tell them that there have been many studies of caffeine over decades, and to date, the vast majority indicate that there is no adverse effect on heart health with normal doses. Energy drinks, on the … Read More

Coffee and the Link to Premature Death

If you’re reading this story during the morning — or maybe even the afternoon — there’s a good chance you have a cup of coffee in your hand. Coffee is not only a pervasive beverage of choice but also a popular subject for health research. In fact, doctors have been interested in the health effects … Read More

The Buzz Around Coffee Bean Extract

Marketing slogans tout green coffee bean extract as a miracle supplement for weight loss. But if you’ve spent time looking at supplements, you’ve probably heard that claim before. Every time a new weight loss product makes waves in the media, the questions start to roll in from patients. Does it work? Is it safe? How much … Read More