Type 2 diabetes can trigger symptoms such as needing to urinate more than usual, feeling thirsty no matter how much water is drunk, feeling very tired and having blurred vision. If the condition is left untreated, it can lead to long-term complications with the eyes, nerves, kidneys, feet and heart. While eating a diet high in sugar, fat and salt can increase the risk of the condition developing, drinking a certain type of coffee could help drastically reduce a person’s risk of developing type 2 diabetes.
A new study reveals drinking filtered coffee could cut a person’s risk of getting type 2 diabetes.
Researchers say the papers which are used when making filtered coffee catch molecules that may affect blood sugar levels.
Scientists compared the effects of filtered and boiled coffee and tracked hundreds of volunteers for seven years.
What the study discovered
The study, by Chalmers University of Technology and Umeå University, involved 842 people from the Västerbotten region of northern Sweden.
Sweden is one of the countries with the highest filtered coffee intake worldwide.
Co-author of the study, Professor Rikard Landberg said: “Our results now clearly show filtered coffee has a positive effect in terms of reducing the risk of developing type 2 diabetes.”