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Caffeine Doesn't Give You Heart Palpitations, Study Finds

Drinking coffee, tea or chocolate does not appear to cause heart palpitations, heart fluttering and other out-of-sync heartbeat patterns, researchers reported Tuesday.<p>The report challenges a widely held belief that caffeinated drinks cause irregular heart rhythms that can lead to heart failure or …

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Can your coffee habit help you live longer?

Whether they take it hot or cold, black or “regular,” many people say they can’t live without it: Coffee. The dark, seductive beverage that has …

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10 interesting health benefits of coffee

Coffee drinking isn't always a bad thing. Recent studies and researchers have unearthed some surprising positive health benefits that regular coffee …

Science Has Great News for Coffee Lovers

Not only is your coffee habit not harming you, but it also may help you live longer, says a new Harvard study.<p>You don't need me to tell you, fellow caffeine junkie, that coffee is delicious. Nor do you probably need scientific evidence that when you haven't gotten quite as much sleep as you'd like …

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The good news about coffee every pregnant woman in the world wants to hear

Pregnant women who drink one to two cups of coffee a day do not risk harming their children’s intelligence or increasing the risk of behavioral problems, according to a new study.<p>Researchers at the Nationwide Children’s Hospital in Columbus, Ohio looked for markers of caffeine in the bloodstream of …

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Coffee Is Good for You, and Anyone Who Says Otherwise Hates Science

If you’ve ever thought that your morning brew -- the second most popular drink in the world, after water -- was some sort of magical ambrosia from …

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Coffee compounds that could help prevent type 2 diabetes identified

Much to coffee lovers' delight, drinking three to four cups of coffee per day has been shown to decrease the risk of developing type 2 diabetes. Now, …

Coffee could literally save your life

Drinking just two cups of coffee per day appears to significantly reduce the risk of cirrhosis of the liver, an incurable condition brought on by …

Why Coffee May Protect Against Type 2 Diabetes

Coffee lovers are getting all sorts of good news lately. It was recently found that coffee drinkers live longer, and now a new study suggests that …

Even Decaf Coffee May Help the Liver

A Harvard scientist who's studied coffee for 20 years explains why the drink is amazing

Dr. Frank Hu just finished a 20-year study on the effects of coffee on the human body. People who drink more coffee it turns out, live longer.<p>Specifically, Hu’s study found that coffee-drinkers have lower risks of cardiovascular and neurodegenerative diseases, as well as suicide.<p>The research began …

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Good News For Pregnant Women Who Love Drinking Coffee

Pregnant women drinking a moderate amount of caffeine don't have to worry about their child’s intelligence and behavior, says a new study published …

Coffee Talk: How It Stacks Up Against Water

An expert weighs in with a healthy defense of the drink of choice for so many<p>Most Popular Videos<p>Most Popular Articles

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Coffee habits linked to memory, brain health in seniors

A study of more than 1,400 Italian seniors finds links between patterns of coffee consumption and their risk for "mild cognitive impairment" -- …

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Study finds longevity connection to coffee drinking

Coffee lovers may live longer than those who don't drink it — with lower risks of early death from heart disease and neurological conditions such as Parkinson's disease, a large U.S. study finds.<p>Researchers said the study, published online Nov. 16 in Circulation, adds to a large body of evidence on …

Coffee Tied to Lower Risk of Dying Prematurely

More good news on coffee: A large study has found that drinking coffee is associated with a reduced risk of dying from heart disease and certain other causes.<p>Researchers followed more than 200,000 doctors and nurses for up to 30 years. The participants had periodic physical examinations and …

More Consensus on Coffee’s Effect on Health Than You Might Think

<i>Aaron E. Carroll answered readers’ questions about this article in</i> <i>a follow-up here.</i><p>When I was a kid, my parents refused to let me drink coffee because they believed it would “stunt my growth.” It turns out, of course, that this is a myth. Studies have failed, again and again, to show that coffee or …

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