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Coffee in Health and Disease Prevention by Victor R. Preedy

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Chapter 56

Coffee Consumption and Adiponectin

An Overview of Epidemiological Studies

Takuya Imatoh     Department of Hygiene and Preventive Medicine, School of Medicine, Fukuoka University, Fukuoka City, Fukuoka, Japan

Abstract

A large amount of papers about relationship between type 2 diabetes mellitus and coffee consumption have been published. However, the relationship is still not clear. Recently, it has been claimed that adiponectin, which is mostly secreted from adipocytes, is related to the development of type 2 diabetes mellitus, in particular type 2 diabetes mellitus. Additionally, some epidemiological studies have reported that regular coffee consumption lets circulating adiponectin level increase. However, the mechanism and which coffee ...

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