Coffee lovers are quick to point out the benefits that a cup of Joe has for their digestive system, but now scientists have gone into more detail about why. A new study has examined the effects of coffee on the gut and the results are very interesting. Drinking coffee obviously helps to contract the intestine better, but also suppresses bacteria.
CONNECTED: THREE COFFEE MUGS MAY KEEP TYP-2 DIABETES Motility occurred regardless of caffeine content. When rats were treated with coffee for three days, the contractility of the muscles in the small intestine appeared to increase, "said Xuan-Zheng Shi, PhD, lead author of the study and associate professor of internal medicine at the University of Texas Medical Branch, Galveston: "Interestingly, these effects are caffeine-independent, as caffeine-free coffee had similar effects to regular coffee." In a Petri dish, changes in rat digestion and feces were observed after feeding with coffee for three days and a significant decrease in bacterial production was observed However, without further investigation, scientists could not say whether the suppressed bacteria were firmicutes, "good" bacteria, or enterobacteria that are considered negative.
For days with coffee g When fed, the rat intestine showed a significant increase in contractility.
Is coffee good or bad?
The intestine also showed signs of stimulation when it was directly exposed to coffee. The research will form the basis for further research into whether coffee can be a viable treatment for ileus or postoperative constipation, in which the intestine stops working after a stomach operation.
The debate over whether drinking coffee is good or bad You never seem to find a final answer. While the rat slaughter study seems to be geared to coffee lovers, the next round of research should be more definitive. Until then, there is good news for fans of the popular drink.
A recent analysis by a Swedish team indicates that people who report moderate to heavy coffee consumption have a 25 to 29 percent lower risk of developing type 2 diabetes than people who do not drink it at all. The global study was conducted by two researchers from the Karolinska Institute in Sweden.
The results reflect a comprehensive view of 30 main studies comparing coffee and diabetes. In total, the data comprised over 1
"The inverse relationship between coffee consumption and type 2 diabetes has been shown to affect both men and women," said Drs. Carlstrom, Professor of Physiology and Pharmacology in Sweden. Active ingredients in coffee such as caffeine, hydroxycinnamic acids, in particular chlorogenic acid, trigonelline, diterpenes such as cafestol and kahweol as well as caffeic acid can bring benefits to drinkers.