Coffee May Lower Diabetes Risk

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There are two types of coffee drinkers: casual drinkers and habitual drinkers. While bring a “habitual drinker” doesn’t necessarily sound like a good thing, it certainly is when it comes to coffee consumption. A recent study added one more positive to the long list of health benefits associated with drinking coffee. The study found that “habitual” coffee drinkers who consumed at least 1.5 cups of coffee per day were more than 50% less likely than non-coffee drinkers or “casual” (less than 1.5 cups per day) coffee drinkers to develop type two diabetes. The study followed 1300 adults for more than 10 years and found that only a very small percentage of the group developed type two diabetes over that time. Even when the researchers took into account other risk factors, such as family medical history and smoking, coffee consumption still improved the odds. The study, which was published in the European Journal Of Clinical Nutrition, attributed the decreased risk to the anti-inflammatory antioxidants found in regular coffee.


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