Caffeine improves recognition of positive words

Contact: Jyoti Madhusoodanan jmadhusoodanan@plos.org 415-568-4545 x187 Public Library of Science 2-3 cups of coffee improve brain processing of positive, but not negative or neutral words Caffeine perks up most coffee-lovers, but a new study shows a small dose of caffeine also increases their speed and accuracy for recognizing words with positive connotation. The research published…

Caffeine from Coffee consumption associated with less severe liver fibrosis

Contact: Dawn Peters medicalnews@wiley.com 781-388-8408 Wiley-Blackwell Study finds caffeine in sources other than coffee does not have similar effect Researchers from the National Institute of Diabetes and Digestive and Kidney Diseases (NIDDK) determined that patients with chronic hepatitis C virus (HCV) who consumed more than 308 mg of caffeine daily had milder liver fibrosis. The…

Coffee’s aroma kick-starts genes in the brain

Re-Post for Filing 2008 Contact: Michael Woods m_woods@acs.org 202-872-4400 American Chemical Society IMAGE:Scientists report that the simple inhalation of coffee by rats has changed their gene expressions in ways that help reduce sleep deprivation-induced stress.Click here for more information. Journal of Agricultural and Food Chemistry Drink coffee to send a wake-up call to the brain?…