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Coffee is good for office workers

TUEsday - 08/11/2011 16:34
According to a recent study, the cup of coffee on a break at work, which is known as "coffee break" may help to employees working stimulating, positive and more effective.

 

According to a recent study, the cup of coffee on a break at work, which is known as "coffee break" may help to employees working stimulating, positive and more effective.

Researchers at the Institute of Tropical Medicine in London (UK) have shown that caffeine can improve memory, making for employees to focus more on the job. Moreover, it can reduce the number of errors that workers often suffer at work.

For those who have to work at night, caffeine has the same effect as the "nap." These findings were published in the Cochrane Library journal, magazine of the organization Cochrane Collaboration, an international organization evaluates medical research.

The researchers also suggested that drinking coffee can help reduce accidents at work, traffic accidents. Even, it can reduce medical errors by doctors to work in conditions of prolonged stress.

The team reviewed the results of 13 independent studies done around the world related to the workers in shifts, mostly in their 20s, in simulated conditions of employment. The volunteers were asked to perform tasks to test memory and focus their use of words and reasonable position.

Some volunteers have used caffeine, while volunteers also uses a placebo. Then, volunteers will be exposed to other factors such as light or have a nap. Next, will test memory, concentration .... The results showed that volunteers who use caffeine have higher scores than the placebo volunteers.

Coffee, energy drinks or eat food containing high levels of caffeine are similar to the results.

Although the difference is not large but caffeine users often less mistakes than those who have been nap.

He Katharine Ker, leading researcher of the Institute of Tropical Medicine in London said: "The results of these trials suggest that caffeine may reduce the number of errors and improve cognitive performance in conversion worker. "

The team called for more research on the effects of caffeine than for adults.

 

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