Drink Coffee, Lower Your Diabetes Risk

This is great news!!! Though, if I was to drink the required 3-5 cups/day, I think I’d be bouncing-off-the-walls!!! :-/


The claim: Upping your daily coffee intake by 1.5 cups—or roughly 12 ounces—can lower your risk of developing type 2 diabetes, finds new research from the Harvard School of Public Health.

The research: The study team examined 20 years of health and diet data on more than 100,000 people in search of links between diabetes rates and coffee or tea consumption. They found people who reduced their coffee habit by 8 or more ounces a day suffered a 17% hike in type 2 diabetes risk compared to people who didn’t change their intake. On the other hand, drinking an extra cup or more a day dropped a person’s risk for diabetes by 11%. Furthermore, people who drank a lot of coffee to begin with—24 or more ounces a day—and who didn’t adjust their coffee habit enjoyed rates of diabetes 37% lower than people who swallowed 8 or fewer ounces of…

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