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New Research published by the Journal of Agriculture and Food Chemistry reveals that caffeine may be the ingredient in coffee that stops the onset of diabetes.  Diabetes affects millions of individuals across the world.  According to the American Diabetes Association, 23.6 million people in the United States or 7.8% of the population have diabetes.   The group of scientists at Nagoya University in Japan gave either water or coffee to a group of lab mice frequently used in diabetes studies.  The mice that drank the coffee showed improved insulin sensitivity and did not develop high blood sugar, both of which lowered the risk of diabetes.  The insightful  study was funded by the All Japan Coffee Association.

In addition,  the study indicated that coffee seemed to result in several other positive changes in the fatty liver and inflammatory adipocytokines,  also linked to a reduced chance of getting diabetes.

Previous studies have indicated that drinking coffee regularly could decrease the risk of  type 2 diabetes, a disease that affects millions of Americans and is on the rise around the world.  Type 2 diabetes is the most common form.  Many individuals are unaware they are at risk.  Type 2 diabetes is more common in African-Americans, Latinos, Native Americans and Asian Americans, Native Hawaiians and other Pacific Islanders as well as the aged population.

Elev8.com will continue to keep you updated with news about this study and research like this. Hopefully, it  will help us understand how we can prevent the rise of diabetes in adults and children.

For more information on diabetes, click below:

What is Diabetes?

American Diabetes Association

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