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Caffeine Tempers Taste Triggering Temptation for Sweets

Caffeine is a powerful antagonist of adenosine receptors, which promote relaxation and sleepiness. Suppressing the receptors awakens people but decreases their ability to taste sweetness -- which, ironically, may make them desire it more. The research demonstrates taste modulation in the real world, said senior author Robin Dando, assistant professor of

Poor Appetite and Food Intake in Older Adults

Strategies to improve our appetites as we age include reducing portion size, increasing meal frequency, and using flavor enhancers. Until recently, however, these options have not proven to improve food intake or quality of life for older people. That's part of the reason why a team of researchers designed a

Drinking Coffee Could Lead to a Longer life

Drinking coffee was associated with a lower risk of death due to heart disease, cancer, stroke, diabetes, and respiratory and kidney disease for African-Americans, Japanese-Americans, Latinos and whites. People who consumed a cup of coffee a day were 12 percent less likely to die compared to those who didn't drink coffee.

Could Broccoli be A Secret Weapon Against Diabetes?

The findings could offer a much needed alternative to address the condition, which has become a worldwide epidemic. Type 2 diabetes afflicts more than 300 million people globally, and as many as 15% of those patients cannot take the first-line therapy metformin because of kidney damage risks. Seeking a more viable

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