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Grantee in the News: Gabrielle Fredman lends insights on research linking caffeine and heart health

Jan 17
2017

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2016 AFAR Research Grant for Junior Faculty awardee Gabrielle Fredman, Phd, recently lent insights in a January 16 HealthDay article on new research linking caffeine and cardiovascular health.

In “Can Coffee Perk Up Heart Health, Too?”, Fredman not only assesses a recently published study in Nature Medicine looking at caffeine intake and reduced cardio vascular inflammation, but also highlights that this study  "points to some molecular "targets" for new treatments to fight chronic inflammation.”

As Healthday notes:

Scientists are trying to develop treatments that target specific culprits in the chronic inflammation process.
Whether caffeine could be one of those treatments is unclear.
"There's some suggestion in this study that moderate caffeine might be enough to quell some of this inflammation," Fredman said.
But, she stressed, it's too early to tell what it all could mean. "Definitely, more studies need to be done."

The piece has since been picked up by CBSNews.com.

Read the HealthDay article here

Gabrielle Fredman, PhD is  an Assistant Professor at Albany Medical College, New York.



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