Coffee – a cupful of protection from Diabetes

coffee-for-diabetes.jpgRegular coffee drinkers are less likely to develop diabetes, suggest a study from University of Minnesota.

The researchers who compared data of more than 28000 post-menopausal women, noticed that those who consumed 2 to 3 cups of coffee per day, through most of their lives, were 22 percent at lower risk to develop the disease than women who abstained from coffee drinking.

The experts explain that certain minerals and compounds present in coffee beans may help enhance the sensitivity of insulin receptors and help the body process blood sugar in a more efficient manner, lowering risk of diabetes by 22 percent, when consuming 2 to 3 cups everyday.

Researchers conclude that coffee does prevent the onset of Diabetes, particularly in case of Diabetes Type 2, acting as protective shield. Certain compounds present in coffee help in metabolizing sugar. However, decaffeinated coffee is what one should take. Moreover coffee should be taken only in moderation. Anything in excess could prove counter-productive. For instance, excess coffee intake could lead to headaches, poor concentration, nervousness, and irritability. Taking in moderation, helps one to have the advantage of preventing Diabetes.

Study conducted by Smith and colleagues, University of California, San Diego, in her article titled ‘Coffee may protect against diabetes’ proves that past and current coffee drinkers are 60 percent less prone towards developing Diabetes. This reduction was also noticed among participants with impaired glucose tolerance levels.

Scientists in Vrije University, Amsterdam, reveal that components in coffee help body metabolize sugar, and hence reduce risk of Diabetes.

However, although recent research trends claim that coffee helps prevent onset of Diabets, there are few who claim otherwise. But efforts are on to highlight the benefits of caffeine, particularly so, in case of Diabetics.

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  1. If the Coffee is decaffienated, then it is not due to Caffiene that the coffee would prevent Diabetes right?

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