Do you often start the day with a glass of coffee? A glass of coffee a day can make you more energetic.

However, recent research says 5 cups of coffee per day can lead to weight gain and increase the risk of diabetes. As quoted from Dailymail, Thursday (05/30/2013).

In some previous studies indicated that enjoying coffee in certain doses may help to lose weight and reduce the risk of type 2 diabetes. However, new findings suggest that too much coffee actually prevents weight loss.

Australian researchers found that the excessive consumption of certain polyphenols found in coffee called chlorogenic acid (CGA) can prevent fat loss and cause insulin resistance. The study has been published in the Journal of Agricultural and Food Chemistry by testing the effects of CGA on obese mice given different doses of compounds.

The results showed that rats given equivalent doses of 5 to 6 cups of coffee a day showed fat retention in cells. The mice also showed more glucose intolerance, pre-diabetes conditions, and increased resistance to insulin regulation.

"Research has shown that coffee consumption lowers the risk of developing type 2 diabetes. It also includes research on decaffeinated coffee, which shows that the health benefits of compounds in coffee other than caffeine," says Professor Kevin Croft, an assistant study author from the University of Western Australia.

According to Prof. Kevin, with this in mind, researchers study the effects of especially rich CGA-rich polyphenols in coffee, and are also found in tea and some fruits. "However, in this study prove otherwise in doses equivalent to five or six cups of coffee per day," said Vance Matthews, an assistant study author from the Western Australian Institute for Medical Research.

Vance says everyone knows about the effects of caffeine, but for lifestyle choices this should be considered. He said it is important to remember that compounds such as CGA have health effects if they are not consumed in moderation.

"It appears that dose-dependent health effects, moderate intake of coffee, up to three to four cups a day may still be able to reduce the risk of developing diseases such as heart disease and type 2 diabetes," he said.

Using laboratory mice that are obese and given a high-fat diet, at higher doses the study found that CGA did not prevent weight gain.

In addition to having an impact on the increase as well as weight loss, a recent study published in the European Journal of Neurology found something else. The study found that coffee drinkers could cut their risk of dementia by 60 percent, while lowering Parkinson's risk by up to 60 percent.

Well, consume coffee in the right dose to get a variety of positive properties of coffee.
 
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