Coffee Could Prevent Diabetes

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Monday 14th June 2010

Drinking coffee could significantly reduce your risk of developing diabetes, according to new research. A new study published in the Journal of Agricultural and Food Chemistry suggests that caffeine could be key to reducing insulin sensitivity in people with increased risk of developing diabetes. Researchers hope that their findings could be used to counter the growing levels of diabetes across the world.

Researchers reached their conclusions by studying the insulin sensitivity of lab mice who were fed coffee. The scientists found that mice who had a caffeine rich diet had lower blood sugar and better insulin sensitivity than mice that had been given water instead of coffee. Consuming coffee also seemed to have a positive affect on diabetes causing fatty liver

Scientists now hope to further study the relationships between coffee and diabetes. Researchers hope that caffeine could be used as an anti-diabetic compound that could be used to reduce the likelihood of diabetes occurring in high risk patients.

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