Coffee would not interfere with insulin sensitivity according to a new study published in the American Journal of Clinical Nutrition and taken from HealthDay. The research was carried out by Derrick Johnston Alperet, researcher at the National University of Singapore who, together with his team, carried out a 24-week experiment on 126 overweight non-insulin-sensitive adults aged between 35 and 69 years.
One group took four cups of instant coffee a day, another group, the control group, took four cups of a placebo drink.
The researchers then measured the amount of glucose that was metabolized in their bodies per kilogram of weight per minute. The results showed that there was no substantial change in insulin sensitivity in the coffee-drinking group compared to the placebo group.
Those in the real coffee group experienced a loss of fat mass and a lower concentration of creatinine in their urine compared to the placebo group.
The study was entitled “The effect of coffee consumption on sensitivity to insulin and other biological risk factors for type 2 diabetes: a randomised placebo-controlled trial.”