Coffee Consumption Linked To Lower Body Fat In Females

Coffee is one of the most popular drinks in the world. Whether you talk about college kids trying to pull off all-nighters, or people looking to jolt their bodies awake before going for a run, coffee is their go-to.

Regular caffeine consumption has been linked to many adverse health effects. These include increased risk of heart attacks among young adults, Breast tissue cysts in females, insomnia, indigestion, etc.

However, new research has found that caffeine can prove for beneficial for females.

Let’s find out how.

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Coffee Consumption Linked To Lower Body Fat In Females


Researchers analyzed data to determine the relationship between caffeine consumption and the amount of body fat in females. They studied data from the National Health and Nutrition Examination Survey, organized by the Center for Disease Control (CDC).

The researchers looked at two forms of body fat – total body fat percentage and abdominal or ‘trunk’ fat.

Their research found out that females aged 20-44 who drank two or three cups of coffee per day had abdominal fat levels that were 3.4% lower than people who did not consume coffee. Moreover, they had the lowest trunk fat levels overall.

Furthermore, adiposity percentage was 4.1% lower for females from the age group of 45-69 and drank four or more cups of coffee.

Overall, total body fat percentage was 2.8% lower amongst all females who consumed two or three cups of coffee per day.

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Coffee Consumption Linked To Lower Body Fat In Females

Dr. Lee Smith, the senior author of the study, said –

“Our research suggests that there may be bioactive compounds in coffee other than caffeine that regulate weight and which could potentially be used as anti-obesity compounds.”

“It could be that coffee, or its effective ingredients, could be integrated into a healthy diet strategy to reduce the burden of chronic conditions related to the obesity epidemic,” added Dr. Lee.

The research is titled “Regular Coffee Consumption Is Associated with Lower Regional Adiposity Measured by DXA among US Women” and was published in The Journal of Nutrition.

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