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Daily dose of coffee helps prevent diabetes

Coffee beans include inflammation-lowering antioxidants that can lower the risk of diabetes.

Empire State Tribune, Jul 22, 2015

They say an apple a day keeps the doctor away. If we frame it this way, a cup of coffee can prevent the push the risk of diabetes away?

Coffee beans include inflammation-lowering antioxidants that can lower the risk of diabetes. To what extent can that be believed? Recent research has proved that a cup of coffee a day can reduce inflammation in adults as well prevent them from diabetes.

The topic is much debatable when it comes to questioning whether actually coffee intake will lower the risk of diabetes. However, research concludes that people who have coffee on a regular basis are a step closer to preventing themselves. Prior studies have been conducted that show a strong link between the consumption of coffee and diabetes. A study, published in the European Journal of Clinical Nutrition, found that people who drank coffee were about 50 percent less likely to develop type 2 diabetes compared to people who did not drink coffee on a regular basis.

The researchers have furthermore noted that the levels of serum amyloid may help explain the link between coffee and diabetes. Serum amyloid is an inflammatory marker that is found in blood, and what they found was that drinking more coffee was associated with lower levels of serum amyloid hence leading to a lower risk of diabetes. Other factors however play an important role in controlling diabetes. These would include a healthy exercise routine and maintaining a healthy diet would prevent diabetes as well and not just drinking coffee.

Research was also conducted on people who were habitual coffee drinkers and it was found that 54% of them were less likely to develop diabetes compared to those who didn’t drink coffee. This was proved after researchers had taken into account lifestyle habits, medical history, smoking habits and family history linked to diabetes.

Apart from reducing the risk of diabetes, coffee is healthy in a lot of ways. It helps manage stress levels, risk of depression and can aid with erectile dysfunction. A recent study has also proved that drinking three to five cups of coffee a day may slash the risk of dying from heart disease or stroke by up to 21 percent.

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