Coffee & Diabetes
Quality coffee is an important part of any good morning ritual. Now researchers have found that it is playing an important role in warding off abnormal lipid levels, hyperglycemia, and excess body fat. A plethora of studies recently have connected drinking a cup of 'bean water' as my wife says, with an improved metabolism for glucose, insulin, and being responsible for a significantly reduced risk for diabetes. Researchers have started to connect the dots so to speak. Showing that coffee's inverse correlation with diabetes seems to be associated with its antioxidant and the anti-inflammatory properties. Through the mechanism of chlorogenic acid, thought to directly reduce glucose absorption.
- Coffee in relation to incident type 2 diabetes mellitus: a systematic review with meta-analysis: Arch Intern Med. 2009 Dec 14;169(22):2053-63. doi: 10.1001/archinternmed.2009.439.