On this World Diabetes Day, focus on a risk reduction factor for the development of this disease: coffee. Drinking between three and four cups a day would reduce the risk of developing type 2 diabetes by 25%.
Coffee is not only an ally to wake up well, it is also a companion to fight against type 2 diabetes. This link is not new but recent studies confirm it. However, be careful not to abuse it because consuming too much caffeine can be dangerous for your health. It's all about balance. The European Food Safety Agency (EFSA) sets the limit at 400 milligrams a day, which is four expressos.
Coffee reduces the risk of diabetes
On the occasion of the annual meeting of the European Association for the Study of Diabetes (EASD) in Berlin, specialist researchers shared the results of their studies on the positive influence of caffeine on type 2 diabetes. These have been published on the website of theInstitute for scientific information on coffee (Isic).
Mattias Carlström, a professor at the Karolinska Institutet in Sweden, conducted a meta-analysis of data on 30 studies involving 1,185,210 participants. Published in Nutrition Reviewsshe concludes that eating 3 to 4 cups of coffee a day reduces the risk of developing type 2 diabetes by about 25%.
Prof. Kjeld Hermansen from Aarhus University Hospital in Denmark explored the key factors of coffee that lead to this risk reduction. His research shows that, more than caffeine, it is the coffee beans that have the key elements to fight against diabetes. This suggests that drinking coffee with or without caffeine leads to the same results. The coffee beans have indeed antioxidant, anti-inflammatory and thermogenic virtues to fight against type 2 diabetes.
But be careful not to put too much sugar in your coffee. In fact, type 2 diabetes results in too much sugar in the blood. Eating too much sugar, even without gaining weight, is very bad for your health. It leads to cardiovascular risks and increased blood pressure.
One in ten French people have diabetes, and between 500,000 and 800,000 diabetics do not know they are sick. A high figure that shows that one should not wait to make a diagnosis. A Japanese study recently showed that the first signs of this disease would be detectable 20 years before the diagnosis: an increase in fasting blood glucose, body mass index (BMI) and an alteration of the sensitivity to the disease. 'insulin.
The importance of screening
Inadequate screening results in the deterioration of vital organs. It is therefore essential to get tested in time, especially if you are at risk. This mainly concerns those who are overweight and those with a family history.
Good screening and good treatment allow a diabetic to preserve his life expectancy. Screening is simple and fast and can now be done for free in pharmacies in just a few minutes.