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Caffeine could protect the heart by helping it make energy, mouse study finds

Caffeine could protect the heart by helping it make energy, mouse study finds

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Coffee can do more than just keep people awake for the day -- studies have shown that moderate amounts of caffeine, like what's in coffee, can actually protect the heart. A new study looked at possible reasons for those beneficial effects, by studying the genes of mice. "We wanted to do this study to show people coffee is not as bad for your heart as people thought for a long time," co-author Dr. Judith Haendeler, medical faculty at the HHU Duesseldorf and IUF-Leibniz Research Institute for Environmental Medicine, told ABC News. But why could coffee-like caffeine levels be helpful for the heart? Building on their previous research that showed that caffeine could help with the repair of cells lining blood vessels, called endothelial cells, researchers at the Heinrich-Heine-University a...
FDA warns firms to stop selling highly concentrated caffeine

FDA warns firms to stop selling highly concentrated caffeine

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June 5 (UPI) -- The U.S. Food and Drug Administration has sent warning letters to two websites the agency said are selling illegal highly concentrated caffeine products. The FDA on Tuesday warned liquidcaffeine.com and Dual Health Body and Mind to find ways to make their products more safe, based on previous warnings of potential dangers to consumers. In April, the FDA announced it was taking steps to remove highly concentrated caffeine found in dietary supplements. The FDA has given the two companies 15 days to notify the agency about specific ways it will address the violations -- that is, make it easier for consumers of their products to avoid ingesting dangerous or toxic amounts of caffeine -- and prove that the violations will not occur again. The agency said it may take additional ...