This round-up looks at the latest research findings surrounding the effects of caffeine in improving long distance running, selenium's effects in reducing insulin resistance, and how prebiotic supplementation could lower blood pressure in people...
Targeted supplementation with caffeine or Capsicum annuum (C. annuum) fruit powder increases metabolic activity and can quickly restore metabolic homeostasis where dysfunctions occur, according to a study from Australia.
Regular high caffeine consumption is associated with a higher risk of developing glaucoma in people with a genetic predisposition to elevated intraocular pressure (IOP), according to a new large-scale study.
Food Standards Australia New Zealand (FSANZ) has confirmed that the existing ban implemented on pure and highly concentrated caffeine food products will not be removed even with a new proposal underway to assess caffeine governance in the food supply.
Japan’s Taisho Pharmaceutical Holdings has released Japan’s first caffeine-free energy drink containing the botanical ingredient, enXtra, which has been clinically proven to improve alertness and focus up to five hours with or without caffeine.
Are current guidelines on caffeine use in sport optimal for everyone? That's the question two sports nutritionists pose as they argue that genetic variation may well influence caffeine's performance-enhancing effects.
Caffeine helped obese mice lose weight by suppressing appetites and increasing energy exposure — but one academic has argued an equivalent dose in humans is likely to lead to severe caffeine toxicity and perhaps even a fatal cardiac event.