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An observer’s perspective: IARC’s evaluation of coffee and very hot beverages

Expert comment from Dr Hatzold, ‎an independent consultant in nutrition and scientific affairs that attended IARC’s monograph meeting on drinking coffee, maté, and very hot beverages as an official observer. The International Agency for Research on Cancer (IARC) is part of the World Health Organization. Its mission is to coordinate and conduct research on the […]

Knowledge and understanding of coffee and its role in a healthy diet

Expert comment from Professor Chris Seal, Professor of Food and Human Nutrition, and Chair of Board of Studies, Food & Human Nutrition BSc at Newcastle University, UK. Consumer research of over 4,000 people across 10 European countries conducted by the Institute for Scientific Information on Coffee (ISIC) to better understand beliefs, behaviours, and knowledge regarding […]

What’s the mechanism linking coffee to type 2 diabetes risk reduction?

Expert comment from Dr. Duane Mellor Assistant Professor in Dietetics at the University of Nottingham, UK and Lead of the European Specialist Dietetic Network for Diabetes at the European Federation of the Associations of Dieticians (EFAD) The prevalence of type 2 diabetes in Europe As highlighted by the latest IDF research, in Europe, approximately 60 million […]

Coffee consumption and healthy ageing – Can coffee protect against age-related cognitive decline?

Expert comment from Karen Ritchie, BSc, MPsych, PhD Research Director, French National Institute for Health and Medical Research Honorary professor Dept of Public Health, Imperial College, London Approximately 26 million people suffer from Alzheimer’s disease worldwide, making it the most prevalent form of dementia.  [1] The incidence of Alzheimer’s increases dramatically with age, and 20% […]

Can coffee consumption reduce the risk of CVD mortality?

Expert comment from António Vaz Carneiro,MD, PhD, FACP University of Lisbon School of Medicine Each year cardiovascular disease (CVD) causes around 4 million deaths in Europe1, and is projected to remain the single leading cause of death, with almost 23.6 million people expected to die from CVD by 20302. However, improvements in medical interventions as […]

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