Last Updated on April 1, 2020 by kristina
The Institute for Scientific Information on Coffee (ISIC) has unveiled a new website focussing on coffee and health, www.coffeeandhealth.org.
The site has been created to provide what the ISIC called “balanced, up-to date scientific information on coffee, caffeine and health to health professionals, academics and specialist health media.”
For the past two decades, ISIC has provided researchers, health professionals and specialist media with accurate scientific information through the Coffee Science Information Centre (CoSIC) as well as the PositivelyCoffee.org website, working in collaboration with the International Coffee Organisation.
ISIC’s vast scientific database, encompassing hundreds of published peer-reviewed studies, is the basis for the coffee and health site, which includes information on a wide range of coffee-related topics, putting new research findings in the context of the existing body of knowledge, helping health professionals, academics and specialist media get a comprehensive, balanced perspective on each topic.
The website features three dedicated information centres, tailored to the specific needs of healthcare practitioners such as doctors, nurses and dieticians, the academic and research community, as well as specialist health media. The site also includes a topics centre, which provides a summary of research on a wide-range of coffee and health issues.
ISIC said the site includes fully-referenced, balanced information, based on the latest scientific research, as well as additional background data sourced from relevant authoritative bodies on a range of health topics including cardiovascular health, fluid balance, liver function, pregnancy, sports performance and type 2 diabetes.
The site also includes a collection of recent coffee and health research papers, which will be updated monthly, along with related links for each health topic and full search functionality.
“Millions of people around the world enjoy the delicious taste of a cup of coffee, whether at home, on the go or while at work. Coffee is a widely researched food item, and there is increasing scientific evidence which demonstrates that moderate coffee consumption can be part of a healthy balanced lifestyle. Coffee even has beneficial effects on mental and physical performance, as recently confirmed by the European Food Safety Authority (EFSA), and science is building up on possible further benefits,” said Roger Cook, Science Manager at ISIC.
“Considerable scientific rigour has gone into developing the new web site, providing an invaluable resource for researchers and health professionals. The inclusion of comprehensive research overviews make it easy for interested audiences to learn about and to stay up-to-date on each topic, and there is the added reassurance that original sources are signposted for easy access when required,” said Dr Astrid Nehlig, Scientific Advisor to ISIC.