Coffee bean extracts alleviate inflammation, insulin resistance in mouse cells

ScienceDaily | Oct 12, 2019 at 3:46 AM
  • Food science and human nutrition researchers at the University of Illinois are interested in the potential of inflammation-fighting compounds found in the silverskin and husk of coffee beans, not only for their benefits in alleviating chronic disease, but also in adding value to would-be “waste” products from the coffee processing industry.
  • In order to block this loop and prevent chronic disease, the researchers’ goals are to eliminate or reduce as much inflammation as possible in order to allow glucose uptake to be facilitated, as well as to have healthy cells that will produce adequate insulin.
  • In the study, the researchers observed that some phenolics were able to stimulate browning of the fat cells.