Study: Drinking up to four cups of coffee a day reduces metabolic syndrome
Her research into the SUN (Seguimiento University of Navarra) cohort involved 22,000 people and specifically considered caffeinated and decaffeinated coffee. The study concluded that moderate coffee consumption (1-4 cups per day) was associated with reduced risk of MetS, whilst higher intakes were not. This was reported for both regular and decaffeinated coffee.
The study presented at - FAPESP Week France- highlighted that drinking 1-4 cups of coffee per day is associated with a reduced risk of MetS in observational studies. Specific conditions of MetS, namely type 2 diabetes and hypertension, are also inversely associated with coffee consumption. Associations with obesity are less clear.
The inverse association between coffee consumption and metabolic syndrome was shown in both men and women. Meta-analyses have suggested that moderate consumption of both caffeinated and decaffeinated coffee may be associated with a reduced risk of metabolic syndrome.