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Is Coffee Good for You?

A closer look at one of our favorite beverages"

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The extensive archives of Health Politics with Dr. Mike Magee, a popular weekly Internet-based electronic media program that explores complex issues of health care policy and public health, have been made available to Access Excellence. The topics and materials selected by AE's editors address National Science Education Standards and/or National Health Education Standards, are included in middle and high school science and health curricula, and are of particular relevance to middle and high school teachers and learners.

Is Coffee Good For You? (5/09/2007)

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Questions answered by this presentation:

  1. How much coffee do we consume worldwide?
  2. What percentage of this is consumed in the United States?
  3. What are the differences and similarities between large plantation coffee growers and smaller farmers?
  4. What do the antioxidants in coffee do for the body?
  5. Is drinking coffee OK for everyone?

Related Links

Coffee Calories: How many are in your cup? (Mayo Clinic)
A Mayo Clinic dietician discusses how the "extras" added to coffee make a difference in its fat, sugar and calorie count.

Fair Trade: An alternative economic model (CBC News)
A growing movement is dedicated to making sure that producers in developing countries are paid a fair price for the goods we consume.

All About Coffee (PBS Frontline/World)
PBS Frontline presents an overview of the past and present of coffee, including history, facts and a discussion of Fair Trade.

Going Organic(The Organic Trade Association)
Facts about organic coffee from the Organic Trade Association.

Caffeine: How much is too much? (Mayo Clinic)
A discussion of conditions that should trigger reduced caffeine consumption.

Spilling the Beans (MSN Health and Fitness)
Experts debate the health benefits of coffee.

The Truth about Decaf (Science Daily)
Beware of hidden caffeine in your coffee.

Links updated: 15 January 2009
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