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Published: 1140 GMT November 14, 2018

The drink you should have with your breakfast to prevent high blood sugar

The drink you should have with your breakfast to prevent high blood sugar
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Diabetes affects about 3.7 million people in the UK, and about 90 percent of all cases are caused by type 2 diabetes.

The condition is caused by the pancreas not producing enough of the hormone insulin, or the body not reacting to insulin, express.co.uk wrote.

Without enough insulin, the body struggles to convert sugar in the blood into useable energy.

But you could lower your risk of diabetes symptoms by drinking more coffee, it’s been revealed on World Diabetes Day 2018.

Between three and four mugs each day should be enough to reduce the risk of diabetes by as much as 25 percent.

The link may be caused by antioxidants and anti-inflammatories in coffee, they said.

The findings came from analysis by Professor Mattias Cartlström, who compared data from more than 1.1 million patients.

“Scientific research indicates that moderate coffee consumption is statistically significantly associated with a reduced risk of developing type 2 diabetes,” said The Institute for Scientific Information on Coffee, which held a symposium where the results were revealed.

“Meta-analyses have suggested that drinking three to four cups of coffee per day is associated with an approximate 25 percent lower risk of developing type 2 diabetes.

“The association has been studied in several different populations and the available research suggests that a moderate intake of coffee is associated with a lower risk of developing type 2 diabetes, compared to consuming none or less than two cups per day.

“The association is seen with both caffeinated and decaffeinated coffee.

“A number of potentially clinically relevant compounds are present in coffee, including: caffeine, hydroxycinnamic acids notably chlorogenic acid, trigonelline, diterpenes, and caffeic acid.”

Diabetes patients could also benefit from regularly drinking black tea, researchers have claimed.

It could improve insulin sensitivity, while also helping to maintain a normal blood pressure.

Managing blood sugar is crucial for diabetes patients, as they’re more at risk of some deadly complications, including heart disease and strokes.

Common diabetes symptoms include having cuts or wounds that take longer to heal, or passing more urine than normal.

Many people could have diabetes without even realizing it, because the symptoms don’t necessarily make you feel unwell.

   
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