Tag: caffeine

Caffeine Against Alzheimer’s Disease

Caffeine, an adenosine receptor antagonist, blocks various receptors in the brain which are activated by adenosine. Initial results of the team of researchers had already indicated that the blockade of the adenosine receptor subtype A2A in particular could play an important role.

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The Wild World Of Caffeinated Snacks

The elements to good health – eating, food, nutrition and health has taken a divergent route. The introduction of additives and nutrients won’t necessarily lead to good health, but you might fool your body for a short while with some of these snacks bordering on food porn.

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High Blood Caffeine Levels in Older Adults Linked to Avoidance of Alzheimer’s Disease

Those cups of coffee that you drink every day to keep alert appear to have an extra perk – especially if you’re an older adult. A recent study monitoring the memory and thinking processes of people older than 65 found that all those with higher blood caffeine levels avoided the onset of Alzheimer’s disease in the two-to-four years of study follow-up. Moreover, coffee appeared to be the major or only source of caffeine for these individuals. Moderate daily consumption of caffeinated coffee appears to be the best dietary option for long-term protection against Alzheimer’s memory loss,

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Alcohol, Caffeine and Energy Drink Issues Detailed In JAMA Articles

In commentaries published Dec. 19 online in JAMA, several medical doctors have discussed the science, research, health and regulatory status of energy drinks relative to caffeine and alcohol content. Overall, they discussed research and other evidence suggesting negative health effects from excessive consumption of caffeine, especially in conjunction with alcohol, but they noted much is not yet known about the exact roles these ingredients have played in deaths associated with energy consumption, due to the unique characteristics of each case, and to what extent government should or will regulate energy drinks containing these ingredients.

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