A review of 44 trials dispelled the widespread myth that caffeine, found in tea, coffee and fizzy drinks, is bad for the body.
It found that sticking to the recommended daily amount of 400mg – the equivalent four cups of coffee or eight cups of tea – has no lasting damage on the body.
Conducted by a leading British dietitian, the paper also shows the substance boosts both mental and physical performance.
Pregnant women who consume just two fizzy drinks a day could be increasing their child’s risk of becoming obese, new research suggests…
Fruit juice, diet drinks and water do not have the same effect, the study found.
Drinking coffee really could hold the key to combating obesity, new research implies.
Caffeine, the beverage’s main stimulant, helps to burn off calories by boosting the release of oxytocin.
This hormone affects both appetite and metabolism – allowing people to battle their bulging waistline, scientists suggest.
A new report released by the American Heart Association advises against the use of coconut oil.
This is because coconut oil contains high levels of saturated fats – almost six times higher than olive oil.
Eating higher amounts of low-fat dairy could increase the risk of developing Parkinson’s disease, according to a recent large-scale study.
Those who consume three servings or more of low-fat dairy a day carried a 34% higher risk of developing the disease compared to those who consumed less than one serving. No such link exists with full-fat dairy, researchers found.
Constantly indulging in fatty and sugary foods, such as burgers and fries, leads to unhealthy weight gain, decades of studies show.
Now research claims the intake of these types of foods not only leads to obesity but also increases the risk of Alzheimer’s.
Previous studies have suggested that tumours thrive off sugar, using it as energy to mutate and spread across the body.
Now scientists have shown one type of cancer – which can be found in the lungs, head and neck, oesophagus and cervix – has more of a sweet tooth than others.
Squamous cell carcinoma (SqCC) was more dependent on sugar to grow, University of Texas at Dallas experts found.