I feel like I am on a roll with finding new, interesting research to share of late.

I got a study to share with you all this week that was just published on June 24th, so about two weeks ago, in the highly-reputable journal Nature.

But, before I begin, I do ask that you all kindly stay through the end of this video, as I have a special announcement to make afterward.

Anyhow, let’s get started.

This study looked at the effects of physiologically-relevant doses of caffeine on brown adipose tissue, or BAT for short, in rodent and human in vitro, as well as human in vivo models.

In vitro, caffeine exposure promotes the expression of a signal protein called Uncoupling Protein 1, or UCP1 for short, in the caffeine-exposed cells. This, in turn, significantly enhances the cells’ use of energy. So, as expected, cells exposed to caffeine experience an increase in their number of mitochondria.

Furthermore, caffeine exposure increases the number of beta-3 adrenergic receptors, and decreases the number of beta-2 adrenergic receptors.

In other words, exposure to caffeine can increase fat breakdown and heat production, but can decrease vasodilation in muscle tissue.

The latter is not really a shock to me, as caffeine is known for being vasoconstrictive.

Which is why I’ve always found it dumb that pre-workout manufacturers, many of which market their products as PROVIDING a pump in the gym, would include caffeine in their product formulations. That’s scientifically COUNTER-productive for facilitating an optimal pump. But, these sorts of supplement companies are run by two-bit scam artists… so, what do you REALLY expect?

But, back to the study.

For the in vivo experiment, 9 volunteers, 4 of which were male and 5 were female, all aged 27 years, and all with a normal BMI, underwent thermal imaging both before and a half-hour after the experiment process. For the experiment, participants were either given a 200 milliliters espresso containing 65 mg of caffeine or 200 milliliters of water; both were provided to participants at about room temperature.

30-minutes after consuming the espresso, a significant rise in body temperature was witnessed among the participants.

Ergo, this experiment demonstrates that a cup of coffee appears to have a direct impact on brown fat function. Which echoes the findings from the previous in vitro observations.

Granted, the sample size of the human experiment was quite small at only 9. Thus, future research on a larger sample size would be interesting.

The researchers would also like to conduct future experiments to ascertain whether the caffeine acted alone, or whether some other component or components in the coffee helped stimulate the brown fat.

Nonetheless, these results are quite interesting. They suggests that caffeine, or generally-speaking caffeinated coffee, could be beneficial to a comprehensive weight management program.

And I’ve discussed the longevity, anti-aging, and anti-cancer benefits of coffee consumption on this channel before. Looks like we can add to that list!

Anyway, leave your thoughts and comments below. Do any of you regularly drink coffee? If so, how much do you consume per day? And why do you drink coffee? Do share your responses below.

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