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Coffee is number one source of antioxidants
...vides more than just a morning jolt; that steaming cup
of java is also the number one source of antioxidants in the U.S. diet, according to a new study by researchers at the University of Scranton (Pa.). Their study was described today at the 230th national meeting of the American Chemical Society, the w...
Cars, computer chips and heart attacks?
...ely guarantee guideline-based care," he says. "The cup
is half empty, and we need to fill it to the brim." He notes that both the ACC GAP project, and the American Heart Association's "Get With the Guidelines" initiative to encourage doctors to follow standards for heart care, will help give patients bet...
Nanoscale study gives new insight into heat transfer in biological systems
...tance, as when a spoon heats up after sitting in a cup
of hot soup. "Liquids generally have low thermal conductivity when compared to solids," says Pawel Keblinski, associate professor of materials science and engineering at Rensselaer and coauthor of the paper. "For example, diamond is one of the best c...
Camryn Manheim speaks out about rheumatoid arthritis
...ke simple tasks such as getting dressed, holding a cup
of coffee or climbing stairs difficult. If not properly treated, RA also can cause deterioration of the joints, which can worsen over time and lead to permanent deformity or disability....
Food for thought for winter, holidays
....S. diet; hot cocoa contains more antioxidants per cup
than tea or red wine, which provide substantial doses; and chamomile tea, the popular herbal drink, may actually help relieve a wide range of health ailments, including colds and menstrual cramps. The cocoa and chamomile papers appeared in the Journ...
More is not always better
... servings of ice cream, one featuring a five-ounce cup
overfilled with seven ounces, the other a ten-ounce cup
filled with only eight ounces. Objectively the under-filled serving is better, because it contains ...
Drinking decaffeinated coffee may be harmful to heart health
....1 cups each day. However, "if you only drink one cup
each day, the results of our study probably have little relevance because at that level your daily coffee dose is relatively low," Superko said. Superko said people concerned about increasing fatty acids and LDL cholesterol should think twice about d...
Coffee jump-starts short-term memory
...ecommend rushing out to the break room for another cup
of coffee just yet. "We can demonstrate that caffeine exerts influence on the function of the normal brain, but we still need to learn more about caffeine's effect on mental resources." Caffeine is currently the most widely used stimulant in the worl...
Coffee and tea can reduce the risk of chronic liver disease
... at half the rate of those who drank less than one cup
each day. Over the last few years, there has been a growing body of evidence that coffee decreases the risk of elevated liver enzymes, cirrhosis and liver cancer. This study provides support for a protective effect of coffee on chronic liver disea...
Drinking tea associated with lower risk of ovarian cancer
...n-drinkers," the authors report. "Each additional cup
of tea per day was associated with an 18 percent l... of ovarian cancer." Women who drank less than one cup
of tea per day had an 18 percent lower risk of ovarian cancer than non-drinkers. The risk was 24 pe...
Follow-up study shows drug slows severe Alzheimer's symptoms for one year
...le dressing and bathing; many can no longer make a cup
or coffee or tea for themselves. The authors of the study are: Dr. Reisberg and Steven Ferris, Ph.D., from NYU School of Medicine; Rachelle Doody, M.D. Ph.D., from Baylor College of Medicine; Frederick Schmitt, Ph.D., from the University of Kentucky;...
Daily diet of grapefruit minimizes risk factor for heart disease
...ficial, Dr. Gorinstein and her associates say. One cup
of fresh grapefruit is roughly equivalent to half a cup
of juice. Grapefruit is known to interact with certain medications --sometimes adversely -- so the...
Low intake of milk in pregnancy associated with decreased birth weight
...e daily consumption of milk during pregnancy was 1 cup
(250 ml) or less consumed less protein and vitamin D and gave birth to smaller babies than mothers who drank more milk. Milk and vitamin D intakes during pregnancy were found to be each associated with infant birth weights, independently of other ris...
For one Stanford doctor, the beat goes on during open-heart surgery
...chine. A stabilizer, a small device with a suction cup
attached, is used to minimize the motion of the heart where the stitching is done. The hesitancy of most surgeons to switch to beating-heart surgery is, in part, due to the overall success of the heart-lung machine over the past 40 years. In other wo...
Low intake of milk during pregnancy linked to decreased birth weight
...that women who limited their intake of milk to one cup
or less per day consumed significantly less protei...factors. Analysis of the data predicted that each cup
of milk consumed daily was associated with a 41 gram increase in a baby's birth weight. The research...
Study: Super-sizing your food takes a hidden toll on your pocketbook
MADISON -- From a soft drink in a mega-size cup
to a jumbo order of fries, many fast food restaurants let you upsize your meal for pennies -- seemingly a great value. But there's a hidden cost to those larger portions, even beyond the health consequences of gaining weight. A team of University of...
Master planners in brain may coordinate other areas' roles in cognitive tasks
...patients are minimally active. "If you give them a cup
of coffee, they'll drink it, but they'd never ask for a cup
of coffee," Petersen explains. "If you ask them how they are, they'll tell you, 'I'm fine,' but they...
Annals of Internal Medicine tip sheet for June 6, 2006
...iving performance was better after drinking half a cup
of coffee or taking a 30-minute nap than when drin...ion to encourage safety: even "a nap followed by a cup
of coffee may save a life."...
Coffee drinking associated with lower risk for alcohol-related liver disease
... including 199 with alcoholic cirrhosis. For each cup
of coffee they drank per day, participants were 22 percent less likely to develop alcoholic cirrhosis. Drinking coffee was also associated with a slight reduction in risk for other types of cirrhosis. Among those who had their blood drawn, liver en...
Better after-school snack choices boost nutrition for low-income kids, UC Davis research confirms
...kers and grape juice; Wednesday's snack of a peach cup
and graham crackers was replaced with peanut butter crackers and an apple. Cassady and her colleagues compared the nutritional content of the new menu of 17 snacks with that of the old menu of 15 snacks. They found that the new menu boosted the ...