• Reduce Type II Diabetes Risk With Coffee

      By American Chemical Society Flex

      Why do heavy coffee drinkers have a lower risk of developing Type 2 diabetes, a disease on the increase around the world that can lead to serious health problems? Scientists are offering a new solution to that long-standing mystery in a report in ACS' Journal of Agricultural & Food Chemistry..

      Ling Zheng, Kun Huang and colleagues explain that previous studies show that coffee drinkers are at a lower risk for developing Type 2 diabetes, which accounts for 90-95 percent of diabetes cases in the world. Those studies show that people who drink four or more cups of coffee daily have a 50 percent lower risk of Type 2 diabetes. And every additional cup of coffee brings another decrease in risk of almost 7 percent. Scientists have implicated the misfolding of a substance called human islet amyloid polypeptide (hIAPP) in causing Type 2 diabetes, and some are seeking ways to block that process. Zheng and Huang decided to see if coffee's beneficial effects might be due to substances that block hIAPP.

      Indeed, they identified two categories of compounds in coffee that significantly inhibited hIAPP. They suggest that this effect explains why coffee drinkers show a lower risk for developing diabetes. "A beneficial effect may thus be expected for a regular coffee drinker," the researchers conclude.

      The authors acknowledge funding from the National Natural Science Foundation of China, the National Basic Research Program of China and the Chinese Ministry of Education.

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      Comments 3 Comments
      1. samo's Avatar
        samo -
        After the "don't drink milk and no to fish oil"

        Thank god I can still drink my coffee!
      1. AT50's Avatar
        AT50 -
        I just cut down my coffee due to high blood pressure. Ok great I'm back up to four cups a day and 165/80 on my blood pressure. Not sure what to do?
      1. 804's Avatar
        804 -
        On a daily basis, I drink 2 cups of coffee, 1-2 scoops alphamine, and a scoop of stim heavy preworkout... Just had my blood pressure checked 2 weeks ago for life insurance and I was 118/76.
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