Chapter 83

Caffeine, Insulin Resistance, and Hypertension

Maria Pedro Guarino1,2, Joana Sacramento1, Maria João Ribeiro1,  and Sílvia Vilares Conde1     1CEDOC, NOVA Medical School - Faculdade de Ciências Médicas, Universidade Nova de Lisboa, Campo Mártires da Pátria, Lisboa, Portugal     2UIS-Unidade de Investigação em Saúde, Escola Superior de Saúde de Leiria, Instituto Politécnico de Leiria, Morro do Lena, Alto do Vieiro, Apartado, Leiria, Portugal

Abstract

In the last decades, we have witnessed a dramatic increase in the prevalence of obesity and obesity-associated diseases like type 2 diabetes and the metabolic syndrome. The role of caffeine in the pathogenesis of core features of these conditions―hypertension and insulin resistance―is still ...

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