In a good news for coffee lovers, researchers have found that coffee can help reduce the risk of developing type 2 diabetes – but only filtered coffee, rather than boiled coffee.
Study shows choice of preparation method influences the health effects of coffee
The study, published in the Journal of Internal Medicine, shows that the choice of preparation method influences the health effects of coffee.
“We have identified specific molecules – ‘biomarkers’ – in the blood of those taking part in the study, which indicate the intake of different sorts of coffee. These biomarkers are then used for analysis when calculating type 2 diabetes risk,” said study researcher Rikard Landberg, Professor at Umea University.
“Our results now clearly show that filtered coffee has a positive effect in terms of reducing the risk of developing type 2 diabetes. But boiled coffee does not have this effect,” Landberg added.