A new research study may add to the controversy for health benefits of drinking coffee. Danish researchers have found two substances in coffee that may prevent type 2 diabetes. Previous coffee studies have linked coffee drinking to a reduced risk of type 2 diabetes.
The study conducted by researchers at Aarhus University Hospital in Denmark show promising results. The study tested the effects of several components in coffee and the effect they had on rat cells. Two components found in both caffeinated and decaffeinated coffee show positive effects. The results may lead to new medications for the prevention and treatment of type 2 diabetes.
Dr. Roy Taylor, of the Newcastle Diet fame is also professor of medicine and metabolism at Newcastle University, believes to have found a link between fat in the pancreas and type 2 diabetes.
“We have shown there is excess fat in the pancreas of people with type 2 diabetes, which is not present in people without diabetes.”, Professor Taylor was quoted. “If this special pool of fat is removed, then the pancreas can produce insulin normally and control sugar levels in the body.”