Caffeine is the most consumed substance in the world. Researchers have already discovered seven positive effects which caffeine can have on the human organism.
A study which was recently published in the British Journal of Dermatology now reports on the influence of caffeine on human hair roots.
On the basis of this, a German researcher has discovered an eighth, previously unknown, mode of action of caffeine. Similar results have been seen with a hair care brand containing caffeine (Alpecin from Dr. Wolff).
- Caffeine can protect against type 2 diabetes 
- Caffeine can protect against cancer of the liver 
- Caffeine influences the fat hormone adiponectin (regulates the sensation of hunger) 
- Caffeine can have a favourable effect in connection with breast cancer 
- Caffeine can contribute to reducing the risk of a type of skin cancer (basal cell cancer) 
- Caffeine binds with sexual hormone binding globulin (SHBG). 
An important factor for metabolic hormonal activity.
However: Caffeine is not a hormone
- Caffeine can have a positive effect on insulin sensitivity 
- Caffeine promotes hair growth (see Alpecin) [8, 9]
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