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Friedlieb Ferdinand Runge, the godfather of caffeine

Friedlieb Ferdinand Runge

Friedlieb Ferdinand Runge’s contributions to chemistry are often overlookedullstein bild via Getty Images By Sam Wong Friedlieb Ferdinand Runge, who is celebrated in today’s Google doodle, was the discoverer of caffeine and the first person to isolate quinine, but his contribution to chemistry is often overlooked. He also invented paper …

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Like Coffee? You May Be Genetically Wired That Way

By Robert Preidt HealthDay Reporter THURSDAY, Nov. 15, 2018 (HealthDay News) — Coffee’s bitter taste shouldn’t be a selling point. But a genetic variant explains why so many people love the brew, a new study suggests. Bitterness evolved as a natural warning system to protect people …

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Coffee May Have Another Perk for Kidney Patients – WebMD

FRIDAY, Sept. 14, 2018 (HealthDay News) — Could that morning cup of joe bring a health boost to people battling kidney disease? According to new research involving nearly 5,000 people with chronic kidney disease, a hike in daily caffeine intake appeared to lower their odds of an early death. …

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Caffeine Not a Dieter’s Friend – WebMD

By Robert Preidt HealthDay Reporter TUESDAY, July 31, 2018 (HealthDay News) — If you’re trying to control your weight, don’t look to caffeine for help. Caffeine is not an effective appetite suppressant or weight-loss aid, researchers report in a small, new study. The study …

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Can Coffee Extend Your Life? – WebMD

MONDAY, July 2, 2018 (HealthDay News) — Having a morning cup of java — and another and another — might prolong your life, a new study suggests. In fact, drinking lots of coffee was associated with a lower risk of early death, including among people who downed eight or …

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