Event Title

A Global Commodity: Coffee and Health

Research Mentor(s)

M.J. Mosher

Description

The purpose of this paper is to investigate the physiological and genetic effects of coffee on the human body and to compare the health benefits and health detriments. The objective is to analyze the health effects of two constituents of coffee, caffeine and chlorogenic acid on Type-2 Diabetes risk, cardiovascular disease, and genetic polymorphisms. Caffeine is a natural alkaloid with stimulating properties and chlorogenic acid is a biologically active dietary phenol with antioxidant properties. To conclude the increased risk of health problems tends to be inversely proportional with coffee consumption when consumed in moderation.

Document Type

Event

Start Date

May 2018

End Date

May 2018

Department

Anthropology

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Language

English

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A Global Commodity: Coffee and Health

The purpose of this paper is to investigate the physiological and genetic effects of coffee on the human body and to compare the health benefits and health detriments. The objective is to analyze the health effects of two constituents of coffee, caffeine and chlorogenic acid on Type-2 Diabetes risk, cardiovascular disease, and genetic polymorphisms. Caffeine is a natural alkaloid with stimulating properties and chlorogenic acid is a biologically active dietary phenol with antioxidant properties. To conclude the increased risk of health problems tends to be inversely proportional with coffee consumption when consumed in moderation.