Increasing daily coffee consumption could help cut your type 2 diabetes risk
Researchers including an Indian origin scientist have suggested that by increasing your daily coffee consumption you can reduce your type 2 diabetes risk.
The study led by Shilpa Bhupathiraju, lead author and research fellow in the Department of Nutrition at Harvard School of Public Health found that people who increased the amount of coffee they drank each day by more than one cup over a four-year period had a 11 per cent lower risk for type 2 diabetes than those who made no changes to their coffee consumption.
In addition, the study found that those who decreased their coffee consumption by more than a cup per day increased their type 2 diabetes risk by 17 per cent.
The researchers analyzed data on caffeinated and decaffeinated coffee, and caffeinated tea consumption from 48,464 women in the Brigham and Women's Hospital-based Nurses' Health Study (1986-2006), 47,510 women in Nurses' Health Study II (1991-2007), and 27,759 men in the Health Professionals Follow-up Study (1986-2006).
Participants' diets were evaluated every four years with a questionnaire, and those who self-reported type 2 diabetes filled out additional questionnaires. A total of 7,269 cases of type 2 diabetes were documented.
The study has been published in the journal Diabetologia.
(Posted on 25-04-2014)