FDA Dismisses Concerns about Caffeine and Energy Drinks

For once, the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) is playing it straight with caffeine.  Following demands earlier this year by Senator Dick Durbin, D-Ill., for the FDA to regulate or ban caffeinated energy drinks, the agency, in a report issued this month, concluded that the caffeine in energy drinks does not pose a safety issue. Senator Durbin, […]

Enter to Win: WorldofCaffeine.com Contest!

The hosts of WorldofCaffeine.com are holding a Caffeine Tales and Fancies Story Contest.  Visitors to our web site are invited to submit anecdotes, short true stories, and imaginative fugues all about what caffeine does to you and for you!  We’re looking for submissions of about 300 words, but we won’t penalize anyone for departing from this […]

Caffeine Prose – Announcing a new page in WorldofCaffeine.com

Honoré de Balzac became one history’s most prolific novelists by embarking on a massive caffeine jag that few have equalled. He couldn’ t get enough caffeine even from the strongest brewed coffee, so he began eating coffee beans to sustain his energy and spark his creative imagination. I haven’t reached the stage of eating coffee […]

Caffeine Improves Movement in Parkinson's Disease Sufferers

A new study from McGill University in Montreal finds that people with Parkinson’s disease who take caffeine pills see noticeable improvements in movement problems related to the condition. “Because caffeine is very safe,  it is definitely worth trying for patients with Parkinson’s disease,” said lead researcher Dr. Ronald Postuma. More than 50,000 people in the United States are […]

The Coca-Cola Company Retains Bennett Alan Weinberg as Media Consultant

NEW YORK, Oct 3, 2011 (BUSINESS LINE)  Caffeine’s proven health benefits include decreased risk of stroke, high blood pressure, heart attacks, diabetes, obesity,  Alzheimer’s disease, senile dementia, clinical depression, Parkinson’s disease, cirrhosis of the liver, gallstones, head and neck cancer, breast cancer, uterine cancer, liver cancer, skin cancer, mouth cancer, colon cancer, and prostate cancer, the pulmonary […]

Caffeine Boosts Muscle Performance in the Elderly

According to researchers at England’s Coventry University, caffeine increases strength in the muscles of older people and it could help older people maintain their strength and reduce their chances of falling and injuring themselves. As people get older, they tend to become weaker, making ordinary tasks more difficult.  This new study, to be presented at […]

Native Americans Downing Strong Caffeine Drink by 1000 AD

Everyone knows that coffee and tea contain caffeine.  But many people are unaware that a number of other plants used to make beverages also deliver the precious drug.  An example is the drink brewed from the leaves and brances of yaupon holly, a variety of maté.  Recently, residues on pottery cups prove that, by around […]