Coffee consumption lowers Risk of Syndrome X.
A recent study published in the August 2017 issue of International Journal of Food Science Nutrition looked at the relationship between coffee consumption and metabolic syndrome. The study used the data from the WOBASZ II study. This study was a cross-sectional study that looked at cardiovascular risks of 5146 subjects in Poland. Tea and coffee consumption was recorded by the 24-hour recall. Subjects who drank coffee were found to have a 17% lower odds of developing metabolic syndrome when compared to those that do not drink coffee. This effect should also result in a lower risk of obesity also.
The bottom line: Coffee lowers the risk of metabolic syndrome. This effect is likely due to the high antioxidant content.
Micek, Agnieszka, Giuseppe Grosso, Maciej Polak, Krystyna Kozakiewicz, Andrzej Tykarski, Aleksandra Puch Walczak, Wojciech Drygas, Magdalena Kwaśniewska, and Andrzej Pająk. “Association between Tea and Coffee Consumption and Prevalence of Metabolic Syndrome in Poland – Results from the WOBASZ II Study (2013–2014).” International Journal of Food Sciences and Nutrition, August 9, 2017, 1–11. doi: 10.1080/09637486.2017.1362690