Bad news for coffee lovers. Beverages that often used as an option when relaxing is bad for body weight. Weight problems indeed be a scary thing, because many diseases are triggered by excessive weight.
In a new study, Australian researchers have found that drinking more than five or six cups a day can lead to weight gain and increase the risk of metabolic syndrome. The metabolic syndrome is a risk factor of increasing the size of a large waist, high blood pressure and high triglyceride levels, which can increase the risk of chronic diseases, such as diabetes and stroke. Polyphenol content and chlorogenic acid (CGA) in coffee inhibit fat loss and improve insulin resistance. The effect of polyphenols or CGA which is commonly found in coffee. But CGA also found in tea and some fruits such as plums.
The researchers used mice as research material. Obese mice were given equal intake of five or six cups of coffee per day showed fat resistance in the body’s cells. In addition it showed the excess glucose and increased resistance to insulin regulation.
The effect of coffee certainly dose-dependent manner while taking it. One or two cups may still not be a problem. Moderate intake of coffee, up to three to four cups a day seems still can reduce the risk of developing diseases such as heart disease and diabetes type 2.