For the first time, it has been shown that consuming caffeine from coffee or energy drinks can help people lose weight and prevent Type 2 diabetes.
According to a study, those with greater blood levels of caffeine are more likely to have lower BMIs and are also less likely to develop Type 2 diabetes.
Almost 10,000 people's genes were examined by scientists using a novel kind of analysis. Particularly, the CYP1A2 and AHR genes controlled how quickly or slowly caffeine was metabolised.
Since they naturally break down caffeine more slowly, individuals with these genes have greater blood levels of caffeine for longer periods of time.
According to Dr. Dipender Gill, an Imperial College London clinical scientist who collaborated on the study, those who metabolise caffeine more slowly are more likely to be slimmer and have a lower chance of developing diabetes.
According to the study, people with genetics that protect against caffeine depletion are more likely to have a lower BMI and are 19% less likely to develop Type 2 diabetes.