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Why does coffee help you lose weight?
If you are one of those people who likes to drink coffee and try to lose weight, you might be interested in the results of a recent study. Researchers have now found that consuming coffee can actually contribute to weight loss.
The latest study by researchers from the School of Medicine at the University of Nottingham found that consuming coffee can help people lose weight. The results of the study were published in the scientific reports published in English.
Coffee activates the brown adipose tissue in the body
The benefits of losing weight coffee are brought about by stimulating the so-called brown adipose tissue in the body. This type of fat burns calories to generate body heat. Coffee seems to activate the brown adipose tissue in the body. So-called brown fat has different effects in the body than, for example, white fat. Brown adipose tissue generates heat by burning sugar and fat, often as a reaction to cold, the researchers explain.
Brown fat can improve blood sugar control and blood fat levels
Increasing the activity of this type of fat improves blood sugar control and blood fat levels and the extra calories burned help you lose weight. According to the researchers, the results of the study could have a major impact on society. The potential impact of the results should not be underestimated, since obesity is a major health problem for society and, in addition, more and more people are developing diabetes, the researchers explain. The effects of coffee on our brown adipose tissue could potentially be part of the solution to effectively address these issues.
Burn Calories From Coffee Consumption?
The researchers first used stem cells to check whether caffeine would have an effect on brown fat. They then examined people and used thermal imaging technology to monitor the body's brown fat reserves when it emitted heat. So they found that the brown fat activated and warmed up immediately after drinking coffee, suggesting that it started its work and started burning calories.
How much coffee is healthy?
More research related to coffee is now underway to find out which ingredient in coffee activates fat, although researchers believe the effect is due to the caffeine it contains. If you're wondering how many cups of coffee you can safely drink a day, you might be interested in the results of another study. It was found that consuming up to 25 cups of coffee a day does not stiffen your arteries and is harmless to heart health. (as)
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- Ksenija Velickovic, Declan Wayne, Hilda Anaid Lugo Leija, Ian Bloor, David E. Morris, James Law, Helen Budge, Harold Sacks, Michael E. Symonds & Virginie Sottile: Caffeine exposure induces browning features in adipose tissue in vitro and in vivo; Scientific Reports (query: 26.06.2019), Scientific Reports