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Coffee proven to be good for diabetes

The Institute for Scientific Information on Coffee(ISIC),a non-profit organisation,devoted on the study of science related to coffee and health,through their various epidemiological studies suggest that consumption of at least three to four cups of coffee could lessen the chance of developing Type || Diabetes by approximately 25% compared to having none or less than two cups a day.

The research conducted a study and collected samples from around eight different countries on 457,922 individuals with 21,897 newly-diagnosed cases of Type II Diabetes among them.This study noted that every additional cup of coffee consumed a day (upto six to eight cups a day) will curtail the risk of developing type II diabetes by 5-10%.

There are some more studies conducted by different organisations around the world which proves this concept of consuming more than 2-3 cups of coffee could keep the type 2 diabetes at bay.or example in 2014 a study reveals that participants who consumed more than one cup of coffee a day over a period of four years had an 11% chance of developing type II diabetes while those who opted for one or none consumption of coffee are at a higher risk of getting type II diabetes.These studies also reveals that these effects are stronger in women than men.

What is Type II Diabetes?

Type 2 diabetes (T2D), formerly known as adult-onset diabetes, is a form of diabetes that is characterized by high blood sugar, insulin resistance, and relative lack of insulin. Common symptoms include increased thirst, frequent urination, and unexplained weight loss (source:wikipedia).This is a lifelong serious condition where the diabetic patients needs  monitoring and responding to the increase in blood glucose.They have to check their food intake,sometimes have to take insulin injections to bring down the blood glucose level to a safe limit.This insulin injection is an inconvenient and painful part of a type || diabetic patient’s life long therapy.

How coffee helps in reducing insulin injection intake?

Earlier the insulin injection therapy is the only way to bring down the glucose level to a safe level.But this is a painful,inconvenient and expensive method.Scientists around the world research to fine tune this therapy with the goodness of coffee.The caffeine presented in coffee could be found in common beverages,which could be seamlessly integrated with one’s lifestyle.This coffee therapy being a non-toxic,inexpensive is reducing the insulin injection intakes in type II diabetes patients.Coffee is being part of a routine cultural habit of most of the people around the world,scientists believe that this kind of therapies would give rise to a new era of personalised medicine.

The therapy:

Martin Fussenegger,professor from the Department of Biosystems Science and Engineering at ETH Zurich has explained the therapy.He stated that this progressive therapy stimulates insulin secretion by producing glucagon like peptide 1 which is being proportionately produced by human cell when it senses caffeine.This process is scientifically known as synthetic biology.

Other coffee components which also plays a vital role in managing blood glucose level

Scientists admit that the various components other than caffeine found in coffee could higher the antioxidant levels in food intake and thus reducing the oxidative stress level.

The antioxidant constituents namely chlorogenic acid and trigonelline have proven to reduce early glucose and insulin levels at fifteen minutes in OGTT(oral glucose tolerance tests).

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