For all the coffee lovers, now you can sip your coffee worry free as a new study by the University of Copenhagen and Herlev and Gentofte Hospital has revealed that coffee neither increases nor decreases the risk of lifestyle diseases such as obesity and diabetes.
This is the world's first study to have used genes to investigate the impact of coffee on the body. Researchers analyzed 93,000 Danes from the Copenhagen General Population Study. The researcher team designed a unique study, where they looked into a number of genes that affect people's desire for coffee. If an individual has special coffee genes, he/she may be drinking more coffee than those not having the genes.
Medical student Ask Tybjaeg Nordestgaard said, "The genes were completely independent of other lifestyle factors, and it could hence be concluded that drinking coffee in itself is not associated with lifestyle diseases."
The study is published in the International Journal of Epidemiology.