Diabetes and obesity risk: A new study has shown that caffeine can protect against the risk of obesity and diabetes
New Delhi: Consuming more caffeine can reduce the risk of obesity, type-2 diabetes and heart-related diseases. This information has been revealed in a recent study. According to a study published in the journal BMJ Medicine, this research suggests that calorie-free caffeinated beverages can be used to reduce obesity and type-2 diabetes. However, more research is needed in this matter.
Type-2 diabetes is a lifestyle condition. When the body either does not produce enough insulin or its production is disrupted. Dr Katarina Kos, senior lecturer at the University of Exeter and co-author of the study, said the research does not recommend drinking more coffee, which was not the aim of the research.
The researchers used a technique called Mendelian randomization to establish cause and effect through genetic evidence. Two common gene variants were found to be associated with the speed of caffeine metabolism, which were ultimately associated with lower BMI and body fat.
It was also found that increased caffeine intake and weight loss cut the risk of type 2 diabetes in half. Caffeine, along with boosting metabolism, burns fat faster and reduces appetite, thereby reducing the risk of disease.
The researchers believe that this study suggests that higher caffeine intake may reduce the risk of type-2 diabetes through weight loss. However, Dr. Lawrence also clarified that more research is needed on whether high doses of caffeine should be used to treat obesity.