Saturday, June 26, 2010

DiabetesCare

Oh, No! Joe?
There are real pros and cons to drinking coffee. by Kalia Doner
Confused by what you've heard about coffee and diabetes? Well, it is a bit confusing, so here's the rundown.

~The pros  Researchers say coffee can raise levels of HDL (good) cholesterol and improve the ratio of HDL to LDL (bad) cholesterol, reducing the risk of heart disease- the number one killer of people with diabetes.  Another study found that drinking four or more cups a day lowered a person's risk of being hospitalized for heart rhythm problems (arrhythmia) by 18 percent.

~The cons  Among those with type 2 diabetes, a small 2008 study from Duke University indicated that caffeine may cause blood sugar to spike a couple of hours after it is consumed.  In fact, caffeine seemed to raise glucose levels by as much as oral diabetes medications lowered them!


1 comment:

Roses

Thank You Sitka