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Lifestyle Determinants Of Plasma Homocysteine
...e characterized by lowfolate intakes, smoking, and coffee
consumption was associated with a highmedian tHcy ...le [high folateintakes, nonsmoking status, and low coffee
consumption (<1 cup/d)],tHcy values were almost normally distributed and the median concentratio...
Dietary Determinants Of Iron Stores In A Free-Living Elderly Population: The Framingham Heart Study
...positively associated with serum ferritin, whereas coffee
intake had a negative association. As expected, sex was a strong predictor of serum ferritin--women having significantly lower mean concentrations than men. However, age was not related to serum ferritin in our elderly population. Our results suggest...
Duke Researchers Finds That Moderate Caffeine Use Boosts Blood Pressure, Potential For Heart Disease
DURHAM, N.C. -- Drinking a few extra mugs of coffee
each day can boostblood pressure, heart rate and s...ty researcher. In a study of 19 habitual coffee
drinkers who wore "ambulatory"blood-pressure monitors throughout their daily jobs, the researcher fo...
Depression A Risk Factor For Coronary Artery Disease In Men
...e men who developed clinical depression drank more coffee
at thestudy's outset than those who did not but did not differ from their counterpartsin terms of blood pressure, cholesterol, cigarette smoking, physical activity,obesity or family history of CAD. A minority (23 percent) reported no treatm...
New Worlds Of Order, Argentine Ants Succeed By Outnumbering The Competition
...e globe. Introduced tothe United States by way of coffee
shipments sometime around 1891, the speciesquickly gained a foothold in many moist regions of the country. They havebecome a particular problem in southern states, where their damage to fruitcrops has been costly. They are probably the most common...
Vanderbilt University Medical Center Forms Institute For Coffee Studies
...re than the literal sense. Half of Americans drink coffee
every day, and in recent years coffee
housesfeaturing exotic roasts and flavors have sprung up all over the country. Whilethe beverage has...
Coffee Consumption And Inadequate Dietary Protein Related To Serum Homocysteine
...ore schoolteachers showed correlations betweenboth coffee
consumption and inadequate dietary protein withelevations in serum homocysteine, a known risk factor for cardiovasculardisease. For more information contact Dr. Stolzenberg-Solomon at RS221Z@NIH.GOV...
Whitehead Receives $7 million NIH Grant To Build High-Speed Sequencing Machines
...ays. The machine is automated and fits onstandard coffee
table, says Dr. Ehrlich. Because the amount of sample used andthe time involved in separating DNA samples is low, the BioMEMS sequencer willreduce the cost and decrease the time it takes for genomic sequencing. "The system will have a target hardwa...
Debate Brews Over Caffeine Addiction
... ANAHEIM, Calif., March 21 -- Most coffee
drinkers feel they functionbetter after that morni...fic society. At doses of one to three cups of coffee
a day, a fairly typical consumptionfor Americans, caffeine has no affect on the area of the brain in...
Coffee Without Addiction, Possible New Treatment For Osteoporosis, Wrinkle-Free Cotton, And More
...er for you than you think. A new study shows that coffee
may notbe addictive, after all, and confirms its benefits to your level of alertness. Caffeine's links to the brain and behavior, performance efficiency andcarcinogenesis will be explored. Cocoa and hot chocolate also are examined forpossible cardio...
Striking A Healthy Balance For The Elderly
...id. Forexample, consuming supplements with tea or coffee
can inhibit the absorption ofiron. Even if seniors are consuming the recommended dietary allowance of the fourmicronutrients, other factors commonly associated with the elderly can affecthow well micronutrients are absorbed. For example, drugs common...
1999 Spring Meeting: Information For Media Representatives
...lunches daily in the PressRoom, along with all day coffee
and tea service. IV. Press registration Registration entitles journalists and science public information officers to abadge that allows access to any of the scientific sessions of Spring Meeting andthe exhibition area, as well as to the Press R...
Research Bears Fruit, And Patents
... cases of beautiful goldenberries almost as big as coffee
creamers." The fruit is only about 10 percent ofhis market because "people are still getting used to the unusual color," but bythe end of last year's season he was beginning to get requests for specialoccasions. Farley has grown Caroline for producti...
Revealing the complex patterns of cardiac disease
...s for ten minutes, jumps out of bed,downs a cup of coffee
and dashes for the bus, then settles in for a slow ridedowntown. Each activity results in a different heart rate and the overall systemis better described by multifractals - a more complex system of fractals withinfractals. "We presume that the hea...
Modifying plant genes without foreign DNA
... may one day be able to quickly reduce caffeine in coffee
beans orshorten the long-chain fatty acids found in plants like soybeans -- making thefat in them more heart-healthy like olive oil," he says. The technique called chimeraplasty was developed by Kimeragen Inc. of Newtown,Pa. In plants, chimeraplast...
Jefferson scientist hopes to answer the question, 'Why is it so hard to quit smoking?'
...yroutine of reaching for a cigarette after morning coffee
is too ingrained.Grabbing a smoke after lunch, or after a hard day at the office -- there'snothing quite like a cool long drag, and the expected nicotine buzz. You canquit anytime you like. For many, however, quitting smoking is next to impos...
JMU builds supercomputer for national model undergraduate program
...ruett, "whether you're pouring cream into a cup of coffee
and watching what happens, or watching waves on the shore. It's a very difficult area of physics and mathematics, but it's one in which the average person has some intuition about what will happen, and we try to develop that in the lab component." ...
Saturated fats: The very bad,the not-so-bad and the benign
...ormulas. Though one fatty acid (myristic, found in coffee
creamer, palm oil, hard cheese and full fat dairy ...ole milk, hard cheese, cream, butter, ice cream or coffee
creamer. Significantly reduced risk was only found when saturated fats as an entire category were re...
Moderate caffeine use does not increase miscarriage risk but high caffeine use doubles risk
...ine equivalent to that found in one to two cups of coffee
does not appear to increase apregnant woman's chan... are found in one-and-a-half to two cups of brewed coffee
or two cups of brewed tea, according to NIH'sNational Institute of Environmental Health Sciences. (...
Engineered mice point to new target for pain relief
...nsitization occurs when a person who has entered a coffee
shop quickly becomes accustomed to the aroma and no longer notices it. The stimulus hasn't disappeared, but the olfactory sensory cells that first responded to the smells ignore the stimulus after a time. Beta-arrestin is part of the cell's machin...
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