يحذر خبراء من جامعة باث من ان شرب الكافيين أول شيء في الصباح يمكن أن يرفع نسبة السكر في الدم بنسبة 50٪،
واضاف الخبراء يحذرون من أنه من الأفضل أن تؤجل من شرب الكافيين حتى بعد وجبة الإفطار لأن شرب القهوة بانتظام مسبقا قد يزيد من خطر الإصابة بمرض السكري من النوع 2
Coffee before breakfast could give you diabetes: Drinking caffeine first thing in the morning can raise blood sugar by 50%, experts warn
- Regularly drinking coffee before breakfast may raise the risk of type 2 diabetes
- University of Bath researchers asked volunteers to drink coffee after waking up
- Found their blood sugar was 50% higher than when they went without a coffee
- British Journal of Nutrition say frequently raised blood sugar could lead to diabetes
For millions of us, starting the day without a coffee doesn’t bear thinking about.
But experts warn it is better to hold off from the caffeine hit until after breakfast because regularly drinking coffee beforehand may raise the risk of developing type 2 diabetes in the long term.
Researchers at the University of Bath asked 29 volunteers to drink a strong black coffee about an hour after getting up to understand how this would affect their blood sugar after breakfast.
After then having a sugary drink – similar in calorie content to cereal or toast with jam – their blood sugar was around 50 per cent higher than when they went without a coffee. The caffeine in the drink is thought to prevent muscles from absorbing the sugar.
Experts warn it is better to hold off from the caffeine hit until after breakfast because regularly drinking coffee beforehand may raise the risk of developing type 2 diabetes in the long term
This may not be an immediate problem, but frequently raised blood sugar over the years can lead to diabetes and heart disease, the study in the British Journal of Nutrition said.
Professor James Betts, senior author of the study, said: ‘Nearly half of us will wake in the morning and, before doing anything else, drink coffee – intuitively the more tired we feel, the stronger the coffee.
‘I love coffee too, and I’m not necessarily telling people to go without it, as it has some benefits.