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Coffee and Diabetes: Another Study Found The Link

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There’s good news for coffee drinkers today and it has nothing to do with the price of coffee beans. U.S. researchers say people who drink one cup of coffee every day have a lower risk of developing type 2 diabetes by 11%.
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The study of more than 123,000 men and women found people who drank more coffee had a lower risk of the blood sugar disease than those who drank less or none of the beverage. And who drank more than three cups a day cut their type 2 diabetes risk by 37%.

The benefits were however found among participant who consumed caffeinated coffee and not in the decaf ones.

“It’s hard to pinpoint which components of coffee may contribute to a decreased risk of type 2 diabetes,” said lead researcher Dr. Frank Hu, professor of nutrition and epidemiology at the Harvard School of Public Health. “Current thinking is that it is the combination of antioxidants and other nutrients in coffee that are responsible for a lower risk of developing diabetes.”

Coffee can be part of a healthy diet, but people shouldn’t look to it as a way to prevent type 2 diabetes, Hu said. “People should still watch their weight and be physically active,” he added.

The research has been published in the journal Diabetology.

Diabetes is a disease in which blood glucose, or sugar levels, are too high in the body. This may not always be easy to detect, however, since there are different types of the disease, along with different symptoms. The most common types are “type 1” and “type 2.”

About 95 percent of the population have type 2 diabetes, about five percent have type 1. And in type 2, it’s what they call insulin resistance, so type 2 diabetes make their own insulin, but the body isn’t using it as effectively.

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