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Filtered coffee could help in fight against Type 2 diabetes

Every few months at UKVending we hear of the latest news that coffee is great for you and this latest piece of information could also save your life too, if you are unfortunate enough to have Type 2 diabetes.

The latest research suggests that drinking filtered coffee could cut your risk of type 2 diabetes by up to 60 percent because ‘the filter papers may catch molecules that affect your blood sugar levels’. The study, conducted in Sweden, saw the diets of 842 people studied over a seven year period. Half of the participants had diabetes and the other half didn’t and the results clearly showed a lower risk factor in those who drank filtered coffee over normal unfiltered coffee. The scientists behind the research determined that the filter papers removed molecules called diterpenes. Professor Landberg and colleagues found 32 markers in the blood were strongly linked to filtered coffee and 24 to boiled coffee.
With the use of these markers, the researchers were able to show that people who drank filtered coffee were less likely to develop type 2 diabetes.
Diterpines were only found in the blood of boiled coffee drinkers, while filtered coffee drinkers had higher levels of phenolic compounds, which have antioxidant properties.
Diterpenes, naturally present in coffee, have been linked to high cholesterol, high blood pressure, and heart and vascular diseases.

It is possible diterpenes also negatively influence how sugar is metabolised in the body, disrupting how sugar is managed in the body.

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