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Does coffee + saturated fat mess up your blood sugar?

Answered on September 12, 2014
Created April 01, 2011 at 7:21 PM

http://scienceblog.com/44079/got-a-craving-for-fast-food-skip-the-coffee-study-says

E2b9c679315c7c9c7265783dde89f350

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on April 01, 2011
at 11:38 PM

Interesterification is almost or just as bad as hydrogenation. So, again, they're calling it a sat fat when it's a fake sat fat. Funny- same thing they did with trans fats.

34a367e60db77270bd7096dc04270fdc

(4171)

on April 01, 2011
at 08:46 PM

Fortunately for Starbucks, millions of people drink that crap everyday! But seriously I'm not positive on this however, I'm betting the flavors/sweeteners Starbucks uses are not organic or all natural etc.

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on April 01, 2011
at 08:17 PM

This is a totally convoluted and ridiculous experimental design. Black coffee+whole cream. No sugar, no artificial sweeteners. The end. How hard would it have been to do that? So you want to standardize for the fat composition in the cream--how hard would it have been to get a few liters of whole cream from the same cow? Soybean oil, aspartame and "toffee flavoring?" Really? Who the hell would drink that?

Eecc48184707bc26bce631485b5b7e34

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on April 01, 2011
at 07:54 PM

So in other words, saturated fat is again being blamed when in fact it's only along for the ride - this time riding shotgun to soybean oil instead of hydrogenated something something. Good times. High quality science reporting FTW! :D

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on April 01, 2011
at 07:40 PM

Caffeine causes insulin resistance - roughly 15% at 300mgs in healthy individuals. That's about what my metformin is supposed to lower it by - so, yes it can mess with blood sugar. Saturated fat should have no effect on it's own. At least I haven't run across anything and the answer below pretty well debunks the study.

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on April 01, 2011
at 07:29 PM

Sounds very appetizing...

0bc6cbb653cdc5e82400f6da920f11eb

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on April 01, 2011
at 07:28 PM

Mmmm sounds very tasty.

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9d43f6873107e17ca4d1a5055aa7a2ad

on April 01, 2011
at 07:26 PM

Ack, reading the study "The lipid test beverage was prepared as previously described (49). Briefly, blends of palm stearine and soybean oil (generously provided by Bunge Canada) were chemically interesterified to achieve a random distribution of fatty acids and a ratio of PUFA:SFA of 0.2. The final product was stored at ???20??C until use. The FFA composition of the final product was analyzed by GC (Shimadzu) (Supplemental Table 2). On the day of the experiment, the interesterified product was warmed in a microwave oven (General Electric Canada) to reach a liquid state. Warm water (73%) and 2 emulsifiers (Acatris), Myverol (2%), and Tween 80 (0.15%), were added to the liquid fat. To ensure palatability, the drink was artificially flavored with Aspartame, a non-nutritive sweetener, and a commercially available toffee flavoring. The mixture was homogenized with an electric latte whip and served warm (~60??C)."

Eecc48184707bc26bce631485b5b7e34

(4764)

on April 01, 2011
at 07:54 PM

So in other words, saturated fat is again being blamed when in fact it's only along for the ride - this time riding shotgun to soybean oil instead of hydrogenated something something. Good times. High quality science reporting FTW! :D

9f9fa49265e03ddd2bf2bba5477a556b

(3184)

on April 01, 2011
at 08:17 PM

This is a totally convoluted and ridiculous experimental design. Black coffee+whole cream. No sugar, no artificial sweeteners. The end. How hard would it have been to do that? So you want to standardize for the fat composition in the cream--how hard would it have been to get a few liters of whole cream from the same cow? Soybean oil, aspartame and "toffee flavoring?" Really? Who the hell would drink that?

E2b9c679315c7c9c7265783dde89f350

(1303)

on April 01, 2011
at 11:38 PM

Interesterification is almost or just as bad as hydrogenation. So, again, they're calling it a sat fat when it's a fake sat fat. Funny- same thing they did with trans fats.

34a367e60db77270bd7096dc04270fdc

(4171)

on April 01, 2011
at 08:46 PM

Fortunately for Starbucks, millions of people drink that crap everyday! But seriously I'm not positive on this however, I'm betting the flavors/sweeteners Starbucks uses are not organic or all natural etc.

0bc6cbb653cdc5e82400f6da920f11eb

(19245)

on April 01, 2011
at 07:28 PM

Mmmm sounds very tasty.

0bc6cbb653cdc5e82400f6da920f11eb

(19245)

on April 01, 2011
at 07:29 PM

Sounds very appetizing...

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on November 29, 2012
at 01:26 AM

it depends on the sugar intake i guess... but ive heard that organo gold coffee is good for you http://mycapturepage.com/cp23.php?id=470

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