Is Coffee Sabotaging Your Glow?

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I’m a caffeine fiend! In fact, Starbucks is my life source. If I could set myself up in a loft apartment above a coffee shop, that would be my ideal living situation. Hit me with your best (espresso) shot and I instantly develop a Pinky and the Brain complex – ready to take over the world!

The downside? That daily cup (or 2, 3…) of coffee may be drying out my skin, as it inhibits collagen production in the skin — making it more prone to unsightly wrinkles. Sadly, too much caffeine is also directly linked to clogged pores and acne.

Meanwhile, a study conducted by Dr. Lucio Mos found that young adults with pre-existing conditions like mild hypertension had 4 times the risk of having a heart attack or developing prediabetes, if they consumed the amount of caffeine equivalent to 4 cups of coffee.

“Drinking coffee increases the risk of prediabetes in young adults with hypertension who are slow caffeine metabolizers,” said Dr Mos. “Slow caffeine metabolizers have longer exposure to the detrimental effects of caffeine on glucose metabolism. The risk is even greater if they are overweight or obese, and if they are heavy coffee drinkers. Thus, the effect of coffee on prediabetes depends on the amount of daily coffee intake and genetic background.”