According to a new research published in the International Journal of Epidemiology it was found that regularly drinking coffee doesn’t increase your chances of developing lifestyle diseases like type 2 diabetes and obesity.
The study is based on DNA and information about coffee drinking and lifestyle diseases from 93,000 Danes from the Copenhagen General Population Study. As a result, they concluded, how much coffee you drink has no impact on whether you’ll develop type 2 diabetes or obesity.
“Increased coffee intake is strongly associated with decreased risk of diabetes,” he says. “But then when we use genetics that determine how much coffee a person is drinking, coffee intake is not at all related to diabetes risk or other lifestyle diseases of conditions.”
“We can see that the coffee genes are surprisingly not associated with a risk of developing Type 2 diabetes or obesity,” added Boerge Nordestgaard, clinical professor from University of Copenhagen.
So experts suggest drinking your cup of coffee worry free as it neither increases nor decreases the risk of lifestyle diseases.