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Caffeine Consumption And Mortality

A large study of nearly half a million older adults followed for about 12 years revealed a clear trend: as coffee drinking increased, the risk of death decreased. , PhD, MPH, National Cancer Institute, discusses the significance of these findings and the potential links between coffee drinking, , and various specific causes of disease in an interview in , a peer-reviewed journal from Mary Ann Liebert, Inc., publishers. The article is available on the Journal of Caffeine Research website.

“Epidemiology of Caffeine Consumption and Association of Coffee Drinking with Total and Cause-specific ” presents an in-depth interview exploring the many factors that could contribute to the association between coffee, disease, and .

Dr. Freedman examines the relationship between coffee drinking and behaviors such as smoking and alcohol abuse, the physiological effects of caffeine on blood pressure and cardiac function, and the importance of differentiating between the and caffeine.

“Given the near-universal daily consumption of caffeine, Dr. Freedman’s research underscores the urgent need for randomized controlled trials to identify which components of coffee and other caffeine beverages benefit or harm consumers, under what circumstances, and in relation to which health outcomes,” says , PhD, Editor-in-Chief of Journal of Caffeine Research.


* Journal of Caffeine Research website: http://www.liebertpub.com/jcr
Mary Ann Liebert, Inc./Genetic Engineering News