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Two coffee compounds may prevent many obesity-related issues

Two coffee compounds may prevent many obesity-related issues

Extracts sourced from coffee bean 'waste' show promise for preventing a variety of chronic conditions associated with obesity, including type-2 diabetes and ones involving inflammation. The findings were recently detailed in a study from the University of Illinois College of Agricultural, Consumer and Environmental Sciences. In addition to potentially offering new prevention options for chronic illnesses, the use of these compounds may also reduce waste resulting from coffee production.

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Aeropress Go gives coffee-fans the portability they’ve been asking for

Aeropress Go gives coffee-fans the portability they’ve been asking for

For most of us, coffee is not simply a treat but more of a reality of life. There are a variety of ways to make coffee, and one of the more popular methods is by using a french press. Aeropress took the french press idea and turned it on its head, allowing you to press a cup of coffee directly into your mug. Now, the Aeropress is getting a travel version that includes a mug, so you've got all the tools you need to make a fresh cup of coffee wherever you happen to find yourself.

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Facebook pop-up cafes will offer free coffee and privacy checks

Facebook pop-up cafes will offer free coffee and privacy checks

Facebook plans to open five pop-up cafes that will lure in visitors using free coffee and then offer them privacy checks while they're at the temporary destination. The free coffee will be offered to visitors who have a Facebook account and undergo the simple privacy checkups, ensuring their accounts are secure and set up the way the user prefers.

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Harvard caffeine study finds the coffee limit for migraine sufferers

Harvard caffeine study finds the coffee limit for migraine sufferers

A new study out of the Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health warns against indulging in an extra cup of coffee, at least if you're one of the millions of people who are prone to migraines. The study evaluated caffeine and its effect on migraine-prone individuals, finding that though it won't necessarily trigger migraines, the risk increases considerably after a few cups of coffee.

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Large cancer study has good news for daily coffee drinkers

Large cancer study has good news for daily coffee drinkers

Coffee has been the subject of dozens of studies, some focusing on its health benefits, others on its potential health risks. Though we know the polyphenols found in coffee help promote good health, there's no clear word on whether coffee is a health risk if consumed frequently. A new large cancer study involving 300,000 people may have the answer.

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Study finds drinking coffee may stimulate calorie-burning brown fat

Study finds drinking coffee may stimulate calorie-burning brown fat

Coffee may have anti-obesity effects due to its ability to stimulate the body's brown fat, according to a new study. Brown fat is one of two types of adipose tissue found in humans; unlike its white counterpart, brown fat burns calories in order to generate body heat, promoting a lower body mass. Larger quantities of brown fat are found in people with lower BMIs, having the added effect of helping protect against obesity-related conditions.

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Coffee isn’t as risky to heart health as some studies claim

Coffee isn’t as risky to heart health as some studies claim

Coffee may not be as risky to heart health as past research has indicated, a new study has found. The research comes from Queen Mary University, where researchers looked at daily coffee consumption -- in some cases, as many as 25 cups per day -- and came to a reassuring conclusion, at least in regards to arterial stiffness. The study involved more than 8,000 adults.

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Caffeine addiction boosts ability to smell faint traces of coffee

Caffeine addiction boosts ability to smell faint traces of coffee

People who regularly drink coffee are able to sniff out even the faintest whiffs of coffee aroma, according to a new study. The research found that regular coffee drinkers become more sensitive to the smell of the energizing beverage, and they're also able to identify it at a faster rate compared to non-coffee drinkers. The study follows recent research that found coffee drinkers get an energy boost just by thinking about coffee.

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How many daily cups of coffee are safe? Study offers surprising answer

How many daily cups of coffee are safe? Study offers surprising answer

Coffee is often touted for its energizing effects, and it is widely consumed in some countries starting at relatively young ages. The array of polyphenols and other beneficial compounds found in coffee beans are the basis for many health claims associated with the beverage, but questions remain over how much is too much. Researchers with the University of South Australia have found that you're most likely drinking a safe amount of coffee daily, but a small number of people may need to cut back.

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Farewell, Game of Thrones coffee cup

Farewell, Game of Thrones coffee cup

Being perhaps the biggest show around and in the midst of its final season, there's obviously going to be a lot of chatter about each new Game of Thrones episode. The discussion surrounding the show's most recent episode, however, wasn't all about the show's dramatic moments or epic battles, but rather about a modern day luxury that appeared in one scene: A paper coffee cup.

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The Game of Thrones Starbucks cup: A special guest star in season 8

The Game of Thrones Starbucks cup: A special guest star in season 8

There was a lot to take in during last night's episode of Game of Thrones, but eagle-eyed viewers caught something that was distinctly out of place: a Starbucks coffee cup. Yes, it appears that the people of Winterfell don't mind partaking some more modern luxuries, especially now that winter has arrived and everyone needs a warm pick-me-up from time to time.

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Just seeing coffee is enough to make your mind more alert

Just seeing coffee is enough to make your mind more alert

If you forgot to buy more coffee but still have an empty can lying around, good news: the mere sight of coffee or something that reminds you of it is enough to stimulate your mind, according to a new study. Coffee is well-known for its effects on wakefulness and concentration, and that popular association may be enough to prime the brain for alertness even if coffee isn't consumed.

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