Not caffeine, but two other components of coffee help to significantly reduce the risk of developing one of the most terrible and widespread modern diseases. This conclusion was reached by researchers from Aarhus University in Denmark under the leadership of Soren Gregersen.
The good news for lovers of the aromatic drink is also confirmed by American scientists from the Harvard School of Public He alth.
Danish scientists believe that it is enough to drink 3-4 cups of coffee a day to feel the beneficial effect. However, they explain, it is not due to caffeine, but to two other ingredients in coffee - cafestol and caffeic acid
Scientists have established the healing effect of the two substances after extensive studies of the composition of coffee and claim that it is they that help prevent the development of type 2 diabetes. According to them, caffeine does not have such a strong effect because it only has a short-term effect on insulin and glucose levels.
American scientists who conducted a number of experiments based on mouse cell lines also found that cafestol and caffeic acid are able to increase insulin production when glucose is added.
However, the authors note that when making coffee, a large part of the coffee grounds is retained by the filters used. Therefore, they believe that other components of coffee also have beneficial properties.
This is why moderate coffee consumption helps preserve he alth and prolong life, they note. And they add that cafestol and caffeic acid can be used in the production of new antidiabetic preparations.