Wednesday, June 2, 2010

America's love affair with coffee may turn out to be beneficial in fighting disease

One area of research is coffee's effect on Type 2 diabetes. Coffee seems to slow the absorption of carbohydrates into the intestines, retarding the progression and maybe even preventing the onset of diabetes, although it has yet to be determined whether the key is the caffeine or some other coffee ingredient. Another health relationship under scrutiny is that between coffee and cancer. Though coffee may have a negative effect where some cancers are concerned (leukemia and stomach), it may be of some protective value against liver, colon and rectal cancer. Read more…


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