Thursday, May 22, 2008

Caffeine and Blood Sugar

Ran across this article about a Canadian study and thought someone else might want to see it. The study was extremely small, but it does give one pause.

Coffee before cereal boosts blood sugar News Staff

Drinking coffee at breakfast dramatically increases blood sugar levels, a group of University of Guelph researchers have found.

Blood glucose levels in people who ate low glycemic index (low-sugar) cereal spiked by 250 per cent if they drank caffeinated coffee before or with breakfast, compared to decaf coffee.

Caffeine makes the body resistant to insulin, which in turn increases blood sugar, the study's lead researcher Terry Graham told Canada AM from Kitchener, Ont. Full Story

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