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Coffee in Health and Disease Prevention by Victor R. Preedy

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Chapter 2

Highlights in the History of Coffee Science Related to Health

Maria Letícia Galluzzi Bizzo, Adriana Farah, Julie Ann Kemp,  and Luiza Berguinins Scancetti     Núcleo de Pesquisa em Café Prof. Luiz Carlos Trugo, Laboratório de Química e Bioatividade de Alimentos, Instituto de Nutrição, Universidade Federal do Rio de Janeiro, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil

Abstract

Is coffee food, poison, or medicine? Since the first allusions to the medicinal and nutritional properties of coffee about 1000 years ago, coffee's relation to health has been debated. In five centuries of Western coffee science, the brew has traditionally been present in the Materia Medica. It has been recommended almost as a panacea for a number of health conditions—from spiritual well-being ...

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