highlight of the week

Highlight of the Week

ISIC welcomes EFSA scientific opinion on safety of caffeine which supports its own position on the science behind coffee, caffeine and health. EFSA concludes that single doses of caffeine up to 200mg and daily intakes of up to 400mg do not raise safety concerns for adults in Europe. This conclusion does not represent a recommended upper limit for caffeine consumption; it confirms that moderate caffeine consumption, of around 400 mg caffeine or the equivalent of up to 5 cups of coffee per day, can be enjoyed as part of a healthy balanced diet and an active lifestyle.

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vodcasts

ISIC hosted a satellite symposium titled “Nutrition and cognitive function” at this year's Alzheimer Europe Annual Congress. Three expert speakers explored the role nutrition can play in the risk reduction of Alzheimer’s Disease, with a particular focus on coffee consumption.

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In the first part of this series of vodcast clips, caffeine expert Dr. Astrid Nehlig and healthcare professional Dr. Patricia Macnair introduce caffeine; it origins, key sources and its stimulatory effects. Dr. Astrid Nehlig goes on to discuss research into the relationship between caffeine consumption and cognitive decline.

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Dr. Sarah Schenker, UK Independent Registered Dietitian, discusses the latest scientific research on the relationship between coffee drinking and neurodegenerative disorders.

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