Drinking More Coffee Might Lower Risk of Diabetes

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A new study from researchers at Harvard University’s School of Public Health have found that drinking more coffee can reduce the risk of people developing Type 2 diabetes. Results of the study are based on 20 years of data that include diet, lifestyle, medical conditions, and chronic diseases collected by three different large observational studies in the United States.

A new study from researchers at Harvard School of Public Health have found that drinking more coffee can reduce the risk of people developing Type 2 diabetes.

Results of the study are based on 20 years of data that include diet, lifestyle, medical conditions, and chronic diseases collected by three different large observational studies in the United States.

When the data was analyzed, researchers found that for people who increased their coffee consumption by at least one cup a day over several years,, the risk of developing Type 2 diabetes decreased by 11 percent.

Also, subjects of the study who drank at least one cup less a day became 17 percent more likely to get diabetes than people who didn’t change how much coffee they drank.

Shilpa Bhupathiraju, a nutritional epidemiologist at the Harvard School of Public Health and the lead author of the study is quoted as saying: “We know that phenolic compounds in coffee improves glucose metabolism in animal models. Coffee is also a really good source of magnesium, which has been associated with a lower risk of Type 2 diabetes.”

But other health related factors were also taken into account for the study, so drinking coffee alone isn’t enough to curb Type 2 diabetes.

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