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New evidence that drinking coffee may reduce the risk of diabetes

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Public release date: 9-Jun-2010

Coffee consumption prevented the development of high-blood sugar and also improved insulin sensitivity in the mice

– Coffee also caused a cascade of other beneficial changes in the fatty liver and inflammatory adipocytokines related to a reduced diabetes risk

English: The mechanism of glucose-dependent in...
English: The mechanism of glucose-dependent insulin release in pancreatic Beta cells. Türkçe: Pankreas Beta hücrelerinden glukoz aracılı insülin salgılanmasının mekanizması (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

Scientists are reporting new evidence that drinking coffee may help prevent diabetes and that caffeine may be the ingredient largely responsible for this effect. Their findings, among the first animal studies to demonstrate this apparent link, appear in ACS’ bi-weekly Journal of Agricultural and Food Chemistry.

Fumihiko Horio and colleagues note that past studies have suggested that regular coffee drinking may reduce the risk of type 2 diabetes. The disease affects millions in the United States and is on the rise worldwide. However, little of that evidence comes from studies on lab animals used to do research that cannot be done in humans.

The scientists fed either water or coffee to a group of laboratory mice commonly used to study diabetes. Coffee consumption prevented the development of high-blood sugar and also improved insulin sensitivity in the mice, thereby reducing the risk of diabetes. Coffee also caused a cascade of other beneficial changes in the fatty liver and inflammatory adipocytokines related to a reduced diabetes risk. Additional lab studies showed that caffeine may be “one of the most effective anti-diabetic compounds in coffee,” the scientists say

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