The effects of coffee on body fat and the risk of type 2 diabetes
It is now known that black coffee without sugar and milk has a beneficial effect on health. Studies have shown that regular consumption of two to four cups of black coffee without other additives such as milk and sugar can be harmless and even positive for health. In contrast, adding milk can negate the health benefits of coffee.
A recent Swedish study has now shown that coffee, especially in people with a genetic predisposition to break down caffeine more slowly, can reduce the risk of type 2 diabetes and burn body fat. Researchers have found that high blood levels of caffeine are associated with lower weight, body fat and risk of type 2 diabetes. This is especially true for people who genetically break down caffeine more slowly and thus have higher caffeine levels in their blood.
However, there were no similar beneficial effects of high caffeine levels on cardiovascular disease risk reduction. The researchers suggest that low-calorie caffeinated beverages such as black coffee may have a positive impact on body fat, weight and type 2 diabetes risk. However, further clinical studies are needed to confirm this.
It is important to note that everyone reacts differently to caffeine and that too much caffeine can lead to heart palpitations and inner turmoil. Therefore, it is recommended that coffee consumption be enjoyed in moderation and, if necessary, discussed with a physician.