New study shows a potential side effect of coffee

coffee and metabolism

Research in the Centre for Nutrition, Exercise & Metabolism at the University of Bath (UK) looked at the impact of sleep and morning coffee across a selection of different metabolic markers.

Writing in the British Journal of Nutrition the Scientists reveal that whilst one night of bad sleep has limited impact on metabolism, may harm blood glucose control.

Strong black coffee consumed before breakfast considerably increased the blood sugar response to breakfast by about 50%. Although population-level surveys indicate that coffee may be linked to good health, past research has demonstrated that caffeine has the potential to trigger insulin resistance. This new study, therefore, reveals the frequent remedy of drinking coffee after a lousy night’s sleep may fix the problem of feeling sleepy but may create another by limiting your body’s ability to tolerate the sugar on your breakfast.

Coffee has become the world’s most popular beverage, with approximately two billion cups consumed daily. In the US about half of the people in the USA aged 18 and over drink coffee daily, whilst in the united kingdom, according to the British Coffee Association, 80% of families purchase instant coffee for in-home consumption.