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Regular coffee consumption against excess fat pad?

A long time coffee was considered rather unhealthy, but, in the meantime, in many studies the positive effects of coffee consumption could be detected. According to a recent study, regular coffee consumption also lowers the risk for obesity (obesity), at least in women.

Coffee is one of the most popular hot drinks in the world and many people can’t do without your daily coffee practical. While in the past the concern was that through the regular Kaffsekonsum health problems threaten, it is now clear that coffee brings many health benefits. This team counts, according to the new study, the research head of the study, Chao Cao from the Washington University School of Medicine is also a reduced risk of adiposity. Was published the study in the journal “The Journal of Nutrition”.

Coffee consumption and the body fat examined

On the basis of data from the National Health and Nutrition Examination Survey (NHANES) were looking for the researchers to find possible Correlations between coffee consumption and the body fat or body fat distribution. The Participants were divided according to their coffee consumption in six categories (no coffee consumption; 0 to less than 0.25 Cup per day; 0.25 to less than a Cup per day; a Cup per day; two to three cups per day; four or more cups per day). Both caffeine as well as decaffeinated coffee consumption was taken into account.

The distribution of fat and the total fat percentage were measured by means of a so-called whole-body DXA Scans, and finally the relationship between coffee consumption and the body fat using the age-adjusted and multivariable linear regression models investigated, according to the research team.

Lower total body fat and trunk body fat percentage

The researchers found that coffee consumption in women in a dose-effect relationship with a lower total body fat and trunk body fat percentage (so-called belly fat) was associated. The more coffee they drank, the lower their abdominal fat and total body fat.

Connection in men is less clear

Although the dose-effect relationship in men in the current study, overall, was not statistically significant, but men aged 20 to 44 years who drank two to three cups of coffee per day, showed a 1.3 per cent less total fat and 1.8 percent less hull reported fat than men who consumed no coffee, the research team.

In addition, the relationship between coffee consumption and the body have fat percentage for women – but not men – both caffeinated as well as decaffeinated coffee, the researchers continue. Overall, the study demonstrates a significant Association between higher coffee consumption and lower DXA-measured adiposity. A gender in the studied population group, however, to observe a specific difference, so the research team. (fp)

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