highlight of the week

Highlight of the Week

A new systematic review and meta-analysis of prospective cohort studies suggests an inverse (i.e. favourable) association between coffee consumption and reduced risk of hepatocellular carcinoma and chronic liver disease.

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vodcasts

What exactly happens to the brain when we sense coffee? ISIC explores the sensory experience of coffee and its physiological impact in this vodcast with Professor Charles Spence, an experimental psychologist and Head of the Crossmodal Research Laboratory based at the University of Oxford, and Charlene De Buysere, a world champion barista.

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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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