Drinking Coffee May Decrease Your Chances of Developing Type 2 Diabetes
Scientists now believe after extensive studies using lab mice that a compound in coffee could help prevent diabetes or at least help to stabilize the blood sugar levels of those who have diabetes.
Recent studies performed on lab mice have provided promising results. Scientists use two groups of lab mice one group was given pure water to drink and the other group was given coffee.
The group of mice that drank the coffee showed an improvement of insulin sensitivity and over time greatly lowered the risk of the development of diabetes.
Scientists also discovered that caffeine could contain one of the most effective and valuable anti-diabetic compounds in coffee. No other products containing caffeine have yet to be found to have the same effect.
The caffeine in coffee also showed an improvement in the lab mice liver function, there was an obvious decrease in the amount of mice that had fatty livers. A fatty liver is considered a risk factor for diabetes in humans.
This finding is a huge step forward in the prevention and management of diabetes.
Source of Information: http://pubs.acs.org/stoken/presspac/presspac/full/10.1021/jf904062c?cookieSet=1