Coffee and Diabetes

by Rebecca on February 1, 2011

A recent study has uncovered the role coffee plays in diabetes prevention. Researchers at UCLA have found a molecular mechanism behind coffees positive effect. Coffee drinking has been shown to increase levels of sex hormone binding globulin or SHBG this affects the activity of the bodies sex hormones estrogen and testosterone. Which are believed to play a role in diabetes prevention.

SHGB seems to reflect a genetic susceptibility to developing type two diabetes. It was found that woman who drank 4 or more cups of coffee a day had higher levels of SHBG and 56% lower risk of getting diabetes. This is great news for coffee lovers.

Source:

  1. http://www.diabetesincontrol.com/index.php?option=com_content&view=article&id=10397&catid=1&Itemid=17

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