Coffee and Diabetes!!!
What is the link between Coffee and Diabetes? Read on to know the recent research related to this!
The best and the right way to reduce the risk of developing type 2 diabetes is to stay active. Physical activity helps you maintain a healthy weight, and it helps your cells use insulin more effectively. Proper nutrition will help you maintain a healthy body weight as well.
Can a cup of coffee prevent type 2 diabetes?
[Source: WebMD Health News] Type 2 diabetes is the most common type. In those who have it, the body does not have enough insulin or the cells ignore the insulin. The hormone insulin, made by thepancreas, is crucial to move glucose to the cells for energy.
Other researchers have linked the "misfolding" of a protein called hIAPP (human islet amyloid polypeptide) with an increased risk of diabetes. HIAPP is similar to the amyloid protein implicated in Alzheimers disease, so Alzheimers is the future risk of diabetes. When these HIAPP deposits accumulate, they can lead to the death of cells in the pancreas. The researchers looked at three major active compounds in coffee and their effect on stopping the toxic accumulation of the protein:
- Caffeic acid or CA
- Chlorogenic acid or CGA
"We exposed hIAPP to coffee extracts, and found caffeine, caffeic acid, and chlorogenic acid all inhibited the formation of toxic hIAPP amyloid and protected the pancreatic cells," researchers tells. All three had an effect. However, caffeic acid was best. Caffeine was the least good of the three.
Those results suggest decaf coffee works, too, to reduce risk, Huang says. "In decaffeinated coffee, the percentage contents of caffeic acid and chlorogenic acid are even higher [than in regular coffee], whereas the level of caffeine is greatly reduced.""We expect that decaffeinated coffee has at least equal or even higher beneficial effect compared to the regular caffeinated types," Huang says. In patients who already have diabetes, he says, several studies suggest decaf is better for them than regular coffee.The National Basic Research Program of China, the Natural Science Foundation of China, and other non-industry sources funded the research.