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Coffee contains basically two main active compound groups: Alkaloids (Caffeine) and polyphenols (Chlorogenic acids family). There is substantial evidence to affirm that the alkaloid modulates brain function (like most of alkaloids do), but it is also true that the polyphenols in coffee regulates blood glucose and might reduce the incidence of diabetes.
What I found remarkable is that the European Food Safety Agency will approve first Health Claims for the Alkaloid instead of the Polyphenols in coffee.

Posted by Alvin Ibarra, PhD
19 November 2012 | 18h27

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