Friday, 21 November 2014

Caffeine prevents cocaine from disrupting sex cycle in women.....

New York, Nov 21: Compared to men, women are more more susceptible to cocaine abuse as well as sensitive to the effects of cocaine. But caffeine can reduce the effect in women, says a new study.
According to the findings published in Journal of Caffeine Research: The International Multidisciplinary Journal of Caffeine Science, caffeine present in tea, coffee and other nuts and berries offers a new treatment option for women who are addicted to cocaine.
Caffeine has a neuro-protective effect in women and is capable of blocking the direct effect of cocaine on the estrus cycle, a cycle of sexual receptivity and fertility in many females.
The link between cocaine, sex cycle and caffeine
Cocaine acts by shifting the oestrus cycle, thereby changing a woman’s estrogen levels. Caffeine, on the other hand, can block these changes. ‘This is cutting-edge work that has never been shown before. It is critical knowledge relevant to women’s reproductive health,’ explained Patricia Broderick, professor from the City University of New York