Coffee and Diabetes
- Research suggests that coffee consumption may help reduce the risk of developing Type 2 diabetes. Research suggests that each additional cup of coffee per day can reduce the relative risk by 7-8%.
Coffee relates to several clinical parameters that have a bearing on type 2 diabetes. It can have an impact on the hormone adiponectin, which may increase the body’s insulin sensitivity. Furthermore, coffee has been shown to be inversely linked to several types of cancer, which has special significance for people with diabetes – people with diabetes are known to have an increased risk of developing these cancers.
Coffee is also associated with low C-peptide. The C-peptide test is a tool that shows the body’s insulin-making capacity. Increased intake of coffee lowers the C-peptide, which research suggests decreases the risk of diabetes.
Consuming coffee can also be beneficial for keeping cholesterol and cardiovascular diseases in check. A small clinical trial revealed that HDL cholesterol undergoes a reduction among coffee drinkers. Research has also shown that there is an inverse relationship between coffee consumption and the risk of heart failure.
However, it is important to remember that caffeine affects every person differently – it’s always a good idea to consult with your doctor before increasing or reducing coffee consumption.
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