Researchers found that drinking caffeinated coffee regularly could reduce the risk of type 2 diabetes.
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According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), more than 37 million people in the United States face diabetes. According to Eat This Not That, drinking coffee can reduce your risk of diabetes.
The study, published in the American Journal of Clinical Nutrition, looked at 4522 participating women with a history of gestational diabetes. The study followed participants from 1991 to 2017, and screened every 2-4 years to record various factors such as lifestyle, illness, and diet, including consumption of caffeinated and decaffeinated coffee.
During the course of the study, researchers found that 979 participants had type 2 diabetes. The results also showed that drinking caffeinated coffee regularly was associated with a reduced risk of type 2 diabetes.
“This study is important because it shows that coffee has a positive impact on the lives of women who are at high risk for type 2 diabetes,” said Amber Dixon, CEO of geriatric nurse dls, a nutritionist and geriatric assistance company.
“The main component of coffee is caffeine, a stimulant that can help lower blood sugar levels. This is because caffeine blocks adenosine receptors in the brain, lowering insulin levels and increasing glucose uptake.” Nutritionist Amber Dixon explains caffeine’s potential to help prevent diabetes.
▶ Drinking 1-3 cups of coffee per day is an adequate level for health benefits/ice stock.
Researchers found that coffee consumption was associated with improved metabolism. Drinking lots of coffee helps you maintain a healthy weight and blood pressure.
In addition to serving as supplements that reduce the risk of diabetes, coffee and caffeine have been shown to have many health benefits, including a reduced risk of Parkinson’s disease and diabetes due to their antioxidants, and a reduced risk of Alzheimer’s disease due to caffeine.
Nutritionist Amber Dixon has the following to say about the right amount of coffee to drink on a regular basis: “Moderate coffee consumption, 1-3 cups per day, can benefit the brain, heart and other organs of the body”.
Drinking more than four cups of coffee a day can actually be bad for your health, increasing your risk of heart disease and some cancers. Drinking more than 5 cups of coffee a day can cause harmful effects. “There are serious side effects like insomnia, irritability, and anxiety,” warns registered dietitian Amber Dixon.