Diabetes: 3 to 5 cups a day of certain hot drink could have 'largest anti-diabetic effect'


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“In line with these findings, vivo rodent studies have shown anti-diabetic effects of 10 weeks of cafestol administration compared with control with lower fasting plasma glucose, lower fasting glucagon and improved insulin sensitivity.

”He added: “Another major site of coffee’s actions appears to be the liver, causing lower risk of fat liver (steatosis).

“Long-term preservation of proper muscle, liver and beta cell function may account for the association of habitual coffee drinking with a lower risk of T2D.”

Professor Hermansen recommended a daily intake of three to five cups of coffee to experience the “largest anti-diabetic effect”, stating this is considered a “suitable” amount by the European Food Safety Authority.


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