Coffee Consumption And Its Link To Preventing Obesity And Osteoarthritis

Coffee Consumption And Its Link To Preventing Obesity And Osteoarthritis

It looks like consuming coffee could be linked with lower levels of risk of obesity and joint disease. Here are the latest reports about this below.

Coffee and reduced disease links

Recent studies indicate that the caffeine found in coffee may offer benefits beyond keeping you alert and focused throughout the morning.

It seems that consuming coffee may assist in weight management and reduce the risk of developing joint problems in the future.

A study was recently conducted and published in BMC Medicine in February. The researchers used a method called phenome-wide association study to identify genetic markers associated with an individual’s observed traits or risk of disease.

Specifically, they looked at the genetic variants linked with caffeine metabolism and how it affects the level of caffeine circulating in the blood (plasma caffeine).

The study’s researchers gathered genetic data on plasma caffeine levels by analyzing previous genome-wide association studies that involved 9,876 participants between the ages of 47 and 71, with most being of European descent.

They also obtained genetic information on osteoarthritis and osteoarthrosis, as well as data on body mass index (BMI), by conducting a meta-analysis that included over 177,000 cases and more than 649,000 controls.

According to a recent study, it has been found that high levels of caffeine in the body over a long period of time can lead to a decrease in body weight and a lowered risk of osteoarthrosis and osteoarthritis.

The study authors have also confirmed previous genetic evidence that points towards a protective effect of plasma caffeine on the risk of being overweight or obese.

The study could not confirm some of the factors linked to caffeine consumption. The reason is that the research was based on genetic association data.

Therefore, it is not feasible to infer the direct impact of individuals consuming caffeine in their diet. Dr. Dipender Gill, the study’s lead author and a clinician scientist at Imperial College London, pointed this out.

Rada Mateescu

Passionate about freedom, truth, humanity, and subjects from the science and health-related areas, Rada has been blogging for about ten years, and at Health Thoroughfare, she's covering the latest news on these niches.

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