Is coffee and diabetes prevention related? Four cups of coffee a day can reduce the risk of diabetes by 25 percent, according to new research.
Study says, Decaffeinated filtered coffee works the best. Filtered coffee exhibited a greater protective effect than boiled coffee and decaffeinated coffee showed a greater protective effect than caffeinated coffee.
“Drinking decaffeinated filtered coffee at lunch time is the best time of day to lower the chances of diabetes,” researchers noted.
“The evidence shows that drinking three to four cups of coffee per day is associated with an approximate 25 percent lower risk of developing Type 2 diabetes compared to consuming none to less than two cups per day,” stated researchers from Switzerland-based Institute for Scientific Information on Coffee (ISIC).
The risk of developing the condition also falls by a further seven to eight per cent with each additional cup and the research also shows the drink doesn’t increase the chances of developing cancer, cardiovascular disease, hypertension or stroke.
It added: ‘Alternatively, coffee could affect insulin sensitivity in the body. A 2014 study of Japanese men suggested higher coffee consumption may be protected against insulin resistance in normal weight individuals.
‘Another possibility is it could simply be an effect of calorie displacement, where choosing coffee over a sugary drink leads to a reduction in calorie consumption.’
The ISIC detailed the findings in its annual diabetes report outlining the latest research on coffee and Type 2 diabetes.
More than 380 million people worldwide have diabetes, with an economic burden of $548 billion, making it one of the most significant global health problems.
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Drip brewing, or filtered coffee, is a method which involves pouring water over roasted, ground coffee beans contained in a filter, creating the beverage called coffee. Water seeps through the ground coffee, absorbing its oils and essences, solely under gravity, then passes through the bottom of the filter. The used coffee grounds are retained in the filter with the liquid falling (dripping) into a collecting vessel such as a carafe or pot.
Decaffeination is the removal of caffeine from coffee beans, cocoa, tea leaves and other caffeine-containing materials. While soft drinks which do not use caffeine as an ingredient are sometimes described as “decaffeinated”, they are better termed “uncaffeinated” because decaffeinated implies that there was caffeine present at one point in time. Decaffeinated drinks contain typically 1–2% of the original caffeine content, and sometimes as much as 20%. In the case of coffee, various methods can be used to decaffeinate. The process is usually performed on unroasted (green) beans, and starts with steaming of the beans. They are then rinsed with a solvent that extracts the caffeine while leaving other constituents largely unaffected. The process is repeated from 8 to 12 times until the caffeine content meets the required standard (97% of caffeine removed according to the international standard, or 99.9% caffeine-free by mass per the EU standard).
Diabetes mellitus (DM), also known as simply diabetes, is a group of metabolic diseases in which there are high blood sugar levels over a prolonged period. This high blood sugar produces the symptoms of frequent urination, increased thirst, and increased hunger. Untreated, diabetes can cause many complications. Acute complications include diabetic ketoacidosis and nonketotic hyperosmolar coma.Serious long term complications include heart disease, stroke, kidney failure, foot ulcers and damage to the eyes.
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