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Seriously, Scientists?! New Study Links Coffee Consumption to Obesity

First researchers warn the public of the dangers of sitting, and now they’re going after coffee? According to a new study from the No-Fun Institute of the University of Western Australia, drinking more than five cups of coffee a day could lead to obesity and may even be linked to an increased risk for diabetes. The researchers gave lab mice a compound found in coffee over a 12-week period and observed the startling results. So let’s get this straight, scientists: You don’t want us sitting around all day, but we can’t drink five cups of coffee to get ourselves off the couch? The good news is, it’s only in large quantities that coffee has shown to have the ill effects. Another recent study found that drinking between three and four cups of coffee can actually lower your risk of developing type 2 diabetes …

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