Health benefits, say some researchers, may range from helping prevent diabetes to lowering the risk of liver disease.
With over 400 billion cups of coffee thought to be consumed every year, coffee is one of the world’s most popular drinks. But is it really healthful, or are there also risks?
The potential health benefits associated with drinking coffee include protecting against type 2 diabetes, Parkinson’s disease, liver disease, liver cancer, and promoting a healthy heart.3
1) Coffee and diabetes
Coffee may help protect against type 2 diabetes. Researchers at UCLA identified that drinking coffee increases plasma levels of the protein sex hormone-binding globulin (SHBG). SHBG controls the biological activity of the body’s sex hormones (testosterone and estrogen) which play a role in the development of type 2 diabetes.
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