Diabetes Hates Coffee


Diabetes Hates Coffee. Healthy Living Magazine

Diabetes Hates Coffee. Healthy Living Magazine

Coffee is linked with a lower type 2 diabetes risk, say doctors in Diabetologia (the journal); increasing coffee consumption can cut risk by 37%.

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Dr Frank Hu and Dr Shilpa Bhupathiraju of the Harvard School of Public Health used observational data from three large prospective US-based studies that included 95,974 women and 27,759 men. The authors documented 7,269 incident type 2 diabetes cases and found that participants who increased their coffee consumption by more than one cup/day over a 4-year period had an 11% lower risk of type 2 diabetes compared to those who made no changes in consumption. Participants who decreased their coffee intake by one cup a day or more had a 17% higher risk for type 2 diabetes.

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Those with highest coffee consumption and who maintained that consumption—referred to as “high-stable consumers” since they consumed 3 cups or more per day—had the lowest risk of type 2 diabetes.

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ReferenceBhupathiraju S, et al. Changes in coffee intake and subsequent risk of type 2 diabetes: three large cohorts of US men and women. Diabetologia, April 2014 DOI: 10.1007/s00125-014-3235-7
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