highlight of the week

Highlight of the Week

In support of World Alzheimer’s Day, the Institute for Scientific Information on Coffee (ISIC) has released an updated report on the scientific evidence surrounding coffee consumption and its potential to reduce the risk of Alzheimer’s Disease. Key findings suggest drinking 3-5 cups of coffee per day may reduce the risk of developing Alzheimer’s Disease by up to 27%.

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Roel Vaessen, Secretary General of ISIC, comments on IARC's review of coffee, which found no clear association between coffee intake and cancer at any body site. IARC also stated that in some cases, there is evidence that coffee drinking may actually help reduce occurrence of certain cancers.

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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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