Coffee May Well Reduce the Risk of Type 2 Diabetes
- A meta-analysis of 30 studies involving more than 10 years of research suggests coffee consumption may cut the risk of developing Type 2 diabetes by as much as 29%
- While the results suggest caffeinated and decaffeinated coffee have favorable metabolic effects, Type 2 diabetes risk reduction was more strongly associated with caffeinated brews
- Researchers assert your risk of Type 2 diabetes can decrease by 6% for each cup-per-day increase in your coffee intake
- Organic, black coffee is the healthiest coffee for you and most definitely a better source of caffeine than soda or energy drinks
Coffee has long been 1 of the most widely consumed beverages globally, playing a Key role in diverse cultures around the world. Since its discovery more than 1,000 years ago in the region now known as Ethiopia, coffee has taken center stage as a social icon.
We invite friends clients, or coworker to “meet for coffee”
Below are some facts about this very popular drink, as presented by the European Coffee Federation:
- An estimated 2-B cups of coffee are consumed around the world every day
- Coffee is one of the most valuable products in world trade and its cultivation, marketing, processing, trading and transportation provide employment for millions of people globally
- Coffee is grown in about 70 countries, with small operations producing approximately 80% of the world’s coffee supply
- Brazil is the largest producer of coffee, contributing 40% of the world’s supply, followed by Vietnam with 16%
About this ubiquitous beverage, the European Coffee Federation says, “Coffee … is one of the most extensively researched components in the diet. Taken overall, the research indicates that moderate coffee consumption can be part of a healthy, balanced diet for the general adult population and may even confer health benefits.”
Given the ever rising rates of diabetes worldwide, news of a positive association between coffee drinking and the potential lower risk of Type 2 diabetes is very noteworthy.
Based on a meta-analysis of 30 prospective studies conducted between Y’s 2002 and 2015, researchers from Sweden’s Karolinska Institutet suggest coffee consumption is inversely associated with Type 2 diabetes risk.
The analysis, which pooled data from nearly 1.2-M participants, featured 53,018 Type 2 diabetes cases. The researchers found the risk of Type 2 diabetes was 29% less within the highest coffee consumption group was 5 cups per day, as compared to the lowest coffee consumption group was Zero cups per day.
Beyond that, they suggest the risk of Type 2 diabetes decreased by 6% for each cup-per-day increase in coffee consumption.
Results were similar for caffeinated versus decaffeinated coffee.
The study authors stated: “Available evidence indicates that coffee consumption is inversely associated with risk of Type 2 diabetes. Possible mechanisms behind this association include thermogenic, antioxidative and anti-inflammatory effects; modulation of adenosine receptor signaling; and microbiome content and diversity.”
About the many beneficial compounds found in coffee, the team from the Karolinska Institutet stated: “Numerous bioactive components in coffee have been proposed to contribute to the associated favorable metabolic effects, including caffeine, phenolics … lignans, trigonelline, N-methylpyridinium, minerals and vitamins … proteins and lipids in special diterpenes (e.g., cafestol and kahweol). Many of these compounds may play a role in regulation of insulin and glucose and thus influence the development or progression of Type 2 diabetes.”
And it may also be good for our hearts!
Plus, research presented at the American Heart Association’s Scientific Sessions 2017 found that compared to non-coffee drinkers, coffee drinkers were observed to have a 7% lower risk of heart failure and an 8% lower risk of stroke for each additional cup of coffee consumed per week.
Organic, Black Coffee Is Best So Skip the Soda and Energy Drinks!
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