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New studies reveal caffeinated coffee protects against Alzheimer's, diabetes, depression and prostate cancer

(NaturalNews) Recent research suggests that drinking caffeinated coffee daily may protect against developing Alzheimer's disease, diabetes, prostate cancer, depression and more, according to reports from Science Daily. Animal studies at the University of Florida discovered an ingredient in coffee that interacts with caffeine and increases blood levels of granulocyte colony stimulating factor (GCSF), a growth factor that that prevents the production of beta amyloid plaques, which are thought to be the causative factor in Alzheimer's disease. Researchers reported that daily consumption of caffeniated coffee by middle-aged and elderly individuals markedly lessens the risk of developing the disease.

Alzheimer's and coffee

Treatment with caffeinated coffee increases memory capacity in Alzheimer's mice. The animals were treated with drip coffee and at the time of this article, scientists are unsure of the effects of instant coffee on the brain. Similar positive results were not evident in those mice treated with decaffeainated coffee or caffeine in other forms. Although testing was completed on mice, researchers have soon-to-be-released clinical evidence indicating coffee's ability to protect humans against the ravages of Alzheimer's disease.

It appears that four to five cups of caffeinated coffee daily are necessary to produce the increase in GCSF and protect against Alzheimer's. This amount may seem high for the average American coffee drinker, who consumes approximately 1.5 to 2 cups daily. Researchers suggest that using coffee to protect against Alzheimer's should start in early middle-age, between 30-50 years old; however, older people are also likely to benefit from consuming caffeinated coffee daily.

Additional benefits from coffee

Coffee is rich in antioxidants and anti-inflammatory agents, which provide the body with additional ingredients to increase cognitive function to protect the brain; as well as protect against other diseases of aging, such as Type II diabetes, depression, stroke, and Parkinson's. Studies also suggest coffee may help fight against breast, skin and prostate cancer.

Reports in the Journal of Agricultural and Food Chemistry discusses the effects of caffeine in coffee regarding the prevention of Type II diabetes. Animal studies were performed on mice, which showed that caffeinated coffee helped control blood sugar levels and insulin sensitivity, lowering the risk of developing the disease. Coffee also triggered other beneficial changes in their bodies, further reducing the risk of diabetes. Researchers believe that it is the caffeine in coffee that acts as an anti-diabetic compound.

Drinking two to three cups of caffeinated coffee daily may also lower the risk of depression in women by 15%, according to research published in the Archives of Internal Medicine -- and those who consume four or more cups daily have shown an even greater reduction in their risk of developing depression. Caffeine affects brain chemicals and is known to release mood-altering transmitters.

Additional studies at the Harvard School of Public Health indicated that men who drink six cups of coffee daily have a 20 to 60 percent decreased risk of developing several forms of prostate cancer. The study was published in the Journal of the National Cancer Institute, and indicated that even small quantities of coffee consumption can lower the risk of prostate cancer.

Many people are sensitive to the effects of caffeine, becoming nervous, jittery or unable to sleep. As with all good things, moderation is advised. Before introducing caffeinated coffee to your diet or greatly increasing existing quantities, consult a health care practitioner for the sake of your own health safety.

Additional information about treating Alzheimer's disease can be found in this article: Homeopathic treatment slows progression of Alzheimer's disease

Sources for this article include:

National Institute of Mental Health: Women and Depression: Discovering Hope
http://www.nimh.nih.gov/health/publications/women-and-depression-discovering-hope/what-is-depression.shtml

Journal of the National Cancer Institute; Coffee Consumption and Prostate Cancer Risk and Progression in the Health Professionals Follow-up Study; Kathryn M. Wilson, et.al; May 2011

http://jnci.oxfordjournals.org/content/early/2011/05/17/jnci.djr151.abstract

Science Daily: Mystery Ingredient in Coffee Boosts Protection Against Alzheimer's Disease, Study Finds
http://www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2011/06/110621093301.htm

Science Daily: New Evidence That Drinking Coffee May Reduce the Risk of Diabetes

http://www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2010/06/100609111316.htm

Journal of Agricultural and Food Chemistry; Yamauchi et al.?Coffee and Caffeine Ameliorate Hyperglycemia, Fatty Liver, and Inflammatory Adipocytokine Expression in Spontaneously Diabetic KKMice; 2010

About the author:
JB Bardot is trained in herbal medicine and homeopathy, and has a post graduate degree in holistic nutrition. Bardot cares for both people and animals, using alternative approaches to health care and lifestyle.

 

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The YOU Docs Back Coffee in Cancer War

Source: The Star

Coffee as a cancer fighter is in the news again, but this time it’s not so much the medical aspect of coffee’s anti-cancer heroism, but the doctors that are praising it that is newsworthy. The YOU Docs, Dr. Mehmet Oz and Dr. Mike Roizen of TV fame posted a Christmas Eve article on several cancers and the recommended dose of coffee to fight them. It’s a convenient and concise list that coffee lovers might like to save.

The docs have good news for both men and women. For women, lately we’ve heard a lot about endometrial cancer. At least four cups a day seem to provide a 25% decreased risk of developing this kind of cancer. For men, from one to six cups daily of regular or even decaf provide a benefit against the most dangerous kind of prostate cancer.

An interesting point is that for this prostate cancer, both decaf and regular provide the same benefit. When it comes to breast cancer, on the other hand, only regular coffee provides the benefit. In this case, at least five cups a day lower the risk of developing certain breast cancers after menopause by 50%.

Having such well-respected doctors standing behind coffee as a cancer fighter gives the evidence that much more credibility. Dr. Oz, a vice-chair of surgery and professor of cardiac surgery at Columbia University, also directs the Cardiovascular Institute and is a founder and director of the Complementary Medicine Program at New York Presbyterian Columbia. Dr. Roizen, Chair of the Division of Anesthesiology, Critical Care Medicine, and Pain Management at the Cleveland Clinic, practices both internal medicine and anesthesiology at this well-known clinic.

It’s always good news to hear the benefits to be gained in drinking our favorite beverage, and though there are no guarantees, it helps to find support for coffee’s goodness from well-respected medical practitioners. Brew on in good health.

 

Study: Workers Spend $1,000 Yearly on Coffee

American's weakness for coffee is proven once again in a new survey conducted by Accounting Principals .

In a telephone survey of 1,000 Americans who were currently employed, ages 18 or older, the participators were asked how much money they spend on "work-related" expenses.

Despite recent tough economic times, results showed that 50 percent of the American workforce regularly spent money on coffee. This totaled, on average, $1,000 a year on coffee alone.

Broken down ever further, it was found that more men splurge on coffee than women (54 percent versus 45 percent). And the younger crowd, ages 18-34, spent almost twice as much on coffee than their older co-workers ($24.74 versus $14.15 weekly).

Why do workers seem to dismiss their budget (if they have one) when it comes to treating themselves to their favorite cup of joe?

Jodi Chavez, senior Vice President of Accounting Principals, told The New York Times , "They budget in new furniture or their commute, but not a coffee here or there. So over the course of a week or month people don't realize what this expense is."

It's not only going out for a daily coffee that is a guilty pleasure. Buying a lunch every day is also an expense that the workers don't take into account.

Sixty-six percent of Americans buy their lunch every day for an average expense of $37 a week. That adds up to almost $2,000 a year on lunch.

Men spend more than women in this category, again ($46.60 versus $26.50 weekly). And, again, the 18-34 year olds spend more than the over-45 crowd ($44.78 versus $31.80).

Those coffees and lunches here or there do add up. So much so, that the amount of money spent on lunch per year exceeds the average worker's commuting expenses.

The survey revealed that the average commuting expense totals an average of $1,500 a year, $500 less than what it costs for lunch per year. Yet, workers still preferred to have their employers reimburse their commuting costs instead of lunch.