More Evidence Emerges That Coffee’s Good for You
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New York, NY;Washington, DC;Los Angeles-Long Beach, CA;Chicago, IL;Houston, TX (PRWEB) December 18, 2012
Doctors Health Press, a division of Lombardi Publishing Corporation, and publisher of various natural health newsletters, books, and reports, including the popular online Doctors Health Press e-Bulletin, is reporting on a study that reveals good news for heavy coffee drinkers: drinking four cups of coffee a day helps in the prevention of diabetes.
As Doctors Health Press e-Bulletin (http://www.doctorshealthpress.com/food-and-nutrition-articles/more-evidence-emerges-that-coffees-good-for-you) notes, while there is an avalanche of medical studies reporting that drinking coffee reduces the risk of Type 2 diabetes, the findings of this new study were just presented at the 2012 World Congress on Prevention of Diabetes and Its Complications in Madrid.
As the article “More Evidence Emerges That Coffee’s Good for You” reports, the new study from the European Science Foundation found that three to four cups a day cuts diabetes risk by 25%. This reduced risk from three or four cups is in comparison to drinking less than two cups a day or none at all. Another study also found that each additional cup of coffee may reduce the risk by another seven percent.
The Doctors Health Press e-Bulletin article also notes that one other recent study suggested that two natural chemicals in coffee—chlorogenic acid and trigonelline—successfully reduced early glucose and insulin responses, which fight the development of diabetes.
According to the article, the report says that the benefits of coffee are often negated, because it is frequently paired with unhealthy habits, like smoking and low exercise. Many people believe coffee to be unhealthy, but it isn’t. Of course, adding cream and sugar can also add calories and fat. There is a widespread belief that coffee can make high blood pressure worse, but, in patients with heart disease, drinking moderate amounts of coffee has actually protected against heart failure.
Finally, the article reports that the most recent study linked what they called the “Energy Expenditure Hypothesis” to coffee’s effect on diabetes. This hypothesis suggests that the caffeine in coffee stimulates metabolism and helps burn energy. Also, the researchers’ “Carbohydrate Metabolic Hypothesis” posits that ingredients in coffee influence the body’s glucose balance. Overall, the article concludes that the new study offers considerable evidence that coffee belongs in the category of healing foods.
(SOURCE: “Moderate coffee consumption may reduce risk of diabetes by up to 25 percent,” European Science Foundation, December 4, 2012.)
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