More coffee may reduce risk of type 2 diabetes


Love your cup of joe in the morning? Well, keep on drinking it, and maybe brew another one because a new study says it might decrease your risk of type 2 diabetes.

"People who drank an extra cup of coffee and a half over a four year period reduced their risk by 10 percent." (Via KHOU)

CNN reports the link is not new, but this most recent study focused on changing coffee consumption -- increasing and decreasing it over time.

"People who upped their consumption by more than a cup per day had an 11 percent lower risk of type 2 diabetes compared with people whose consumption held steady."

And get this: Drinking less coffee was associated with a 17 percent increased risk of type 2 diabetes. Coffee drinkers, rejoice!

The new study also notes tea consumption can decrease the risk of type 2 diabetes as well. Drinking 3-4 cups a day brought an 8 percent lower risk of the disease.

The study looked at 120,000 health professionals who were already being observed long term. Researchers looked at these professionals' coffee habits over a four-year period. (Via Starbucks)

The Los Angeles Times points out previous work has shown it's the chemical compounds in coffee and not the caffeine that is likely responsible for the lowered risk of the disease. So both decaf and regular should have the same benefits.

A Harvard researcher said up to six cups a day is associated with a lower risk of type 2 diabetes. This is, of course, as long as the java doesn't make you all jittery or give you tremors. (Via YouTube / Lizzy's Fresh Coffee)

But not so fast: Don't go grabbing three extra java frappucinos. The type of coffee you drink matters; there's always a catch, isn't there?

Lattes and other specialty drinks, such as a venti iced white chocolate mocha, were not studied. Just good old black coffee with milk and sugar. Boring. (Via YouTube / SimpleCookingChannel)

At least an anchor at ​WROC was on board.

"That's exactly why our chief photographer Eric Schedlbauer and I go get coffee every morning. Just doing our part...  That's right, you're decreasing your risk." (Via WROC)

Hey, we'll drink to that. Coffee, that is. 



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