A cup of coffee could be the new key to combat obesity

For coffee lovers, good news has come: their consumption could be linked to weight loss.

Different studies have associated the consumption of caffeine with the loss of body weight and increased energy expenditure, but it was not known if it could activate other processes that help to lose weight faster.

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That's why a new study examined the effect of caffeine in some fat cells. LThe research was published in the journal Scientific Reports and was led by Dr. Michael E. Symonds and Dr. Virginie Sottile, both of the University of Nottingham, UK.

¿What did you find?

The coffee stimulates brown adipose tissue, called Commonly brown fat, which is the Manager help people to keep thin. This is because one of its main functions is to generate body heat by burning sugar and fat.

The experts found that beber coffee stimulates the temperature of the supraclavicular region And it isor is indicative of thermogenesis (ability to generate heat in the body).

They assure that lto caffeine can promote the function in adipose tissue in thermoneutrality and can have the potential to be used therapeutically in adult humans.


In dialogue with National Geographic, The doctor. Symonds He expressed: "The possible implications of our results are quite large, since obesity is a major health problem for society and we also have a growing epidemic of diabetes. So, brown fat could potentially be part of the solution to face them. "

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