In the Media

The Nutrition and Health Research Laboratory's work is highlighted regularly in media sources.

Caffeine and Exercise

UB Reporter.

“We hope to determine if caffeine paired with exercise can be used outside the laboratory to make sedentary individuals more likely to be physically active.”

Jennifer Temple, 5/26/13

Health Digest News.

"What is important about this study is that it indicates that the ergogenic (performance-enhancing) properties of caffeine are quite different for trained athletes than for sedentary adults."

Jennifer Temple, 5/23/13

Gender Differences in Caffeine Effects

The New York Times.

New research from the University at Buffalo suggests that adding caffeine to a beverage increases its appeal among young people — even when they don’t know the drink contains caffeine.


ABC News.

Does early exposure to caffeine predispose a person toward drug abuse? Is caffeine a contributor to the current obesity epidemic?


UB Reporter.

Among the many differences between girls and boys, add the effects from caffeine—physiological, behavioral and subjective—to the list.


UB News Center.

Caffeine is a stimulant drug, although legal, and adults use it widely to perk themselves up. Being "addicted" to caffeine is considered perfectly normal.


Chewing Gum and Weight Loss

International Business Times.

Spit out that gum and jump on that treadmill. A new study just debunked the myth that chewing gum can lead to weight loss according a study in the April edition of Eating Behaviors journal.


Medical Daily.

A recent study finds that chewing gum does not lead to weight loss, contradictory to what was previously believed. It actually contributes to weight gain.


Business Insider.

The study found that instead of suppressing appetite, chewing gum tends to induce people to eat more junk food like chips, cookies and candy instead of healthy alternatives.


Prevention Magazine.

If you pop mint gum between meals to help keep your eating in check, that habit could be backfiring, finds new research published in the journal Eating Behaviors.