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How coffee affects metabolic syndrome and its components

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Metabolic syndrome, with its increasing prevalence, is becoming a major public health problem throughout the world. Many risk factors including nutrition play a role in the emergence of metabolic syndrome. Of the most-consumed beverages in the world, coffee contains more than 1000 components such as caffeine, chlorogenic acid, diterpenes and trigonelline. It has been proven in many studies that coffee consumption has a positive effect on chronic diseases. In this review, starting from the beneficial effects of coffee on health, the relationship between coffee consumption and metabolic syndrome and its components has been investigated. There are few studies investigating the relationship between coffee and metabolic syndrome, and the existing ones put forward different findings. The factors leading to the differences are thought to stem from coffee variety, the physiological effects of coffee elements, and the nutritional ingredients (such as milk and sugar) added to coffee. It is reported that consumption of coffee in adults up to three cups a day reduces the risk of Type-2 diabetes and metabolic syndrome.

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The article was received on 10 Mar 2017, accepted on 13 May 2017 and first published on 15 May 2017

Article type: Review Article
DOI: 10.1039/C7FO00388A
Citation: Food Funct., 2017,8, 2089-2101
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    How coffee affects metabolic syndrome and its components

    B. Baspinar, G. Eskici and A. O. Ozcelik, Food Funct., 2017, 8, 2089
    DOI: 10.1039/C7FO00388A

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