A new study shows that a compound in coffee delays the onset of Type II diabetes in mice.
Great — but did we really need another study to point out the obvious? Numerous studies in humans have clearly shown that drinking three to four cups of coffee per day can reduce your risk of developing this disease (and many others)…
Modern researchers just can’t leave this topic alone. They continue to split hairs because they want to find the single, “magic bullet” ingredient in the “magic bean” and make it into a drug.
At first, they focused on caffeine. But they soon found other constituents that play a more important role.
For the new study, researchers focused on a compound in coffee called cafestol. This compound increases insulin secretion in pancreatic cells when exposed to glucose. And it increases glucose intake in muscle cells (the real issue in Type II diabetes) as effectively as commonly prescribed diabetes drugs.
However, few ingredients show long-term benefits. Even cafestol.
Mind you, Type II diabetes is a long time in the making. (You could say it takes a long time to “brew.”)
For example, in September, I explained how eating sugar and carbs over a lifetime raises Type II diabetes risk. Everyone knows this fact, except perhaps the government and their crony, capitalist co-dependents like the American Diabetes Association.
In addition, we now know that cholesterol-lowering statin drugs cause Type II diabetes if you take them long enough. But early statin studies weren’t carried out long enough to observe this side effect.
Of course, today, half the world takes a statin. So — the drugs’ disastrous, long-term side effects are obvious to everyone. Except perhaps the cardiologists who prescribe them…
Cardiologists can’t seem to accept the science. Instead, they talk about balancing the benefits of taking statins (zero) with the risks of developing diabetes (very real).
The FDA only required studies showing that statins reduce cholesterol (which they do). But the agency didn’t require studies showing that statins reduce heart disease (which they do not).
But back to coffee and diabetes…
New study points out the obvious
In the new study, researchers used mice prone to develop Type II diabetes, so the results could be observed within the time of the study. They fed two groups of mice differing amounts of cafestol. The third group — the control group — didn’t receive cafestol.
After 10 weeks, both cafestol groups reduced their blood glucose levels and improved insulin response compared to the control group. Also, cafestol didn’t result in low blood sugar, a common side effect found in newer diabetes drugs.
Researchers concluded that daily consumption of cafestol can delay onset of diabetes, even in those most prone to develop it. And, shockingly, they didn’t say “more research is needed” for once!
Instead, researchers determined that cafestol makes a good candidate for drug development to treat or prevent Type II diabetes in humans. And you can bet the drug would easily cost more than even the coffee at Starbucks!
That’s a market of more than 30 million people in the U.S. alone for drug treatment, and about 150 million people for drug “prevention.”
I found this report in the American Chemical Society’s Journal of Natural Products.
Ah yes, let’s make natural products into unnatural products. After all, who wants to drink coffee when you can just take another drug?!
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“Cafestol, a Bioactive Substance in Coffee, Has Antidiabetic Properties in KKAy Mice,” Journal of Natural Products 2017; 80(8): 2353