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. However, physicians are still not sure what the cause and impact really is.
However, I expect you’re hungry, in the research, the respondents who where least likely to develop diabetes consumed more than five cups of coffee every day more than a twelve months period. Good news for those of you already Dueto card at Starbucks, but those of you how do not drink this much coffee don’t have any fear, there is still hope.
Overall caffeine intake did not appear to be the offender, further suggesting that some other ingredient in coffee is responsible. Coffee is high in Magnesium, which could explain a number of the inverse relation between coffee intake and the risk of diabetes through known beneficial consequences on the carbohydrate metabolism. However, the study found no connection between diabetes and cholesterol risk.
Other minerals and nutrients within the java bean including compounds called polyphenols, which also have been shown to help the body process carbohydrates and antioxidants, which could protect cells in the insulin producing pancreas can result in its beneficial effects and needs to be analyzed in future research.
While a lot of the study doesn’t specifically identify java as a genuine resource for combating diabetes, it sure tastes much better than insulin. Drink Up!