Sodas, Tea and Coffee: Which Can Lower Your Bone Density?

Colas and coffee appear to have some effect on women’s bone density and could lead to osteoporosis. But tea — even the kind with caffeine — and other sodas do not. And men are not affected at all. Confused? You’re not alone. While scientists have gathered data that links consumption of colas and coffee with loss of … 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

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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.

Children Consuming Caffeine From Coffee and Energy Drinks

While caffeine consumption levels have not changed among children and adolescents since 1999, the sources of caffeine have, a new study says. Between 1999 and 2010, a steady 73 percent of children ages 2 to 11 consumed caffeine on any given day. But while soda still accounts for the majority of caffeine intake for this … Read More

Don’t Let Hidden Caffeine Kill Your Health Buzz

When you grab a cup of coffee to kick-start your day, you know you’re getting a stimulant. In fact, caffeine is one of the most commonly used stimulants in the world. In the U.S. alone, around 83 percent of adults drink coffee, according to the National Coffee Association.

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

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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.

Should You Believe the Coffee-Cancer Hype?

The recent news that a large study found that coffee was linked to fewer oral cancer deaths has made a splash. Search “coffee and oral cancer” and you’ll find pages and pages of results leading to articles celebrating these results as proof that it’s healthy to drink coffee — and lots of it. A quick … Read More