It appears that decaffeinated coffee has been linked to
lowering your risk of type 2 diabetes, according to a report in a recent issue
of Archives of Internal Medicine, a JAMA/Archives journal. It appears one of
the benefits happens to be lower risk, good news for all you double shot latte
fans out there. However, doctors are still not sure what the cause and effect
But I hope you are thirsty, iIn the study, the respondents
that where least likely to develop diabetes consumed more than five cups of
coffee a day over a twelve year period. Good news for those of you already
Dueto card at Starbucks, but those of you how don’t drink this much coffee have
no fear, there is still hope.
Overall caffeine intake did not appear to be the culprit,
further suggesting that some other ingredient in coffee is responsible. Coffee
is high in Magnesium, which might explain some of the inverse relation between
coffee intake and the risk of diabetes through known helpful effects on the
carbohydrate metabolism. However, the study found no relation between Magnesium
and diabetes risk. Other minerals and nutrients found in the coffee bean
including compounds known as polyphenols, which have also been shown to help
the body process carbohydrates and antioxidants, which might protect cells in
the insulin producing pancreas can contribute to its beneficial effects and
needs to be examined in future studies.
While much of the study does not specifically identify
coffee as a true source for fighting diabetes, it sure tastes better than
insulin. Drink Up!
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