February 23, 2012


A recent study has found that drinking coffee can help reduce the risk of diabetes. It says that the three compounds contained in this beverage can check the toxic build up of a protein leading to prevent Diabetes.

Supporting its previous findings, the study maintains that the coffee extracts - caffeine, caffeic acid and chlorogenic acid could help develop more effective treatment against Diabetes.

The article, which has been published in the Journal of Agricultural and Food Chemistry, asserts that people who drink four or more cups of coffee a day have a 50 per cent lower risk of getting type 2 diabetes.

When the body doesn't produce enough insulin for it to function properly the body system starts malfunctioning leading to diabetes, which normally is termed Type 2 diabetes. But the study offers that the coffee extracts help to prevent insulin-producing cells from being destroyed. The other type i.e. type 1 diabetes results from the body's failure to produce insulin.

Daily Mail from U.K., one of the most renowned newspapers, has published the statement of Lead researcher Kun Huang from Huazhong University of Science and Technology, which says: 'We found three major coffee compounds can reverse this toxic process and may explain why coffee drinking is associated with a lower risk of type 2 diabetes.'

The study also avers that all the three compounds present in coffee were shown to have a positive effect during laboratory tests; where caffeine was the least effective among them. Hence Huang also advocates for decaffeinated coffee which could be more beneficial than the regular one.

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