Coffee reduces pain, aids in weight loss, prevents hair loss

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Posted on : October 14, 2016 | Category : All | Author: John Kahen

A new study showed that among the many other ben­e­fits of cof­fee, it might also reduce pain. An arti­cle in the LA Times titled “Sci­en­tists find a new ben­e­fit of cof­fee: It reduces pain,” reported that sci­en­tists in Nor­way have deter­mined that cof­fee, along with pro­mot­ing weight loss and pos­si­bly even curb­ing Alzheimers, reduces phys­i­cal pain as well. Those that par­tic­i­pated in the study were advised to mimic office work that often causes pain in the neck, shoul­ders and back. The 19 peo­ple who drank cof­fee prior to the work had a lower inten­sity of pain than the 29 peo­ple who didn’t drink coffee.

Cof­fee has also been reported to help with weight loss, liver dis­ease and type 2 dia­betes. But, like every doc­tor tells us: Every­thing in mod­er­a­tion. Cof­fee has also been reported to help with hair loss in men and women. A study pub­lished in the  “Inter­na­tional Jour­nal of Der­ma­tol­ogy” in 2007 showed that caf­feine actu­ally aids in hair growth. While the study didn’t show that caf­feine fought off DHT (the hair killer) it did make hair fol­li­cles resis­tant to the effects of testos­terone. How­ever, since cof­fee is a drink and is taken orally, the prob­a­bil­ity of it reach­ing the scalp are not as likely. How­ever, top­i­cal caffeine-based treat­ments for the scalp are becom­ing popular.

What is DHT (the hair killer)

DHT, which stands for Dihy­drotestos­terone, is a male sex hor­mone and plays a major role in hair loss, for both men and women. Male-pattern bald­ness is caused by the hair follicle’s sen­si­tiv­ity to DHT — and the fol­li­cles basi­cally minia­tur­ize and result in shorter life span and abnor­mal or slow regrowth. When this hap­pens, there are a few options — and if you take care of the hair loss in the begin­ning stages, you are more likely to need less inva­sive treat­ments — such as Rogaine or Prope­cia. When the hair loss becomes more dras­tic, you might need a more evasive procedure to treat it.