The Association Between Coffee Products and Breast Cancer Risk in Hong Kong

Ayesha Azeem ‘23 In women, breast cancer is universally seen as the most common cancer, with diet being one of the most important factors in causing the condition. Coffee is one of the most popular drinks available in the world and, in Hong Kong, a recent fan-favorite. From 2010 to 2018, coffee revenue skyrocketed from 119 million USD to 279 million USD. With the obvious … Continue reading The Association Between Coffee Products and Breast Cancer Risk in Hong Kong

Caffeine – An Ineffective Weight-loss Aid

Nita Wong ‘21 The average American consumes eight ounces of coffee on a daily basis. Caffeine, the active ingredient in coffee, has been rumoured to stimulate the release of brain chemicals that suppress appetite and facilitate weight loss by increasing metabolic rate. A recent study conducted by the Department of Exercise and Nutrition Sciences at the SUNY University of Buffalo, however, suggests otherwise. Under the … Continue reading Caffeine – An Ineffective Weight-loss Aid

Figure 1. In light of recent climate change predictions, increasing biodiversity in bee populations may be crucial to coffee sustainability in Latin America.

Using Biointelligence to Combat the Effects of Climate Change on Coffee Agriculture

By Meenu Johnkutty ’21 For a number of years, many scientific models predicted a decline in bee populations due to the increase in the use of bee-killing pesticides in industrial agriculture. As global temperatures continue to rise, it is expected that biodiversity among bees will also continue to decrease, jeopardizing the pollination of many crops. As pollinators are essential to the pollination of the coffea … Continue reading Using Biointelligence to Combat the Effects of Climate Change on Coffee Agriculture