The number of studies on how good or bad coffee is for us just keeps growing. Here's one more to add to the mix…
A recent study conducted by researchers from the Harvard School of Public Health that examined how changes in habits of coffee and drinking affects your health has proven that increasing your coffee intake over a four-year period can slash your risk of getting type 2 diabetes.
Coffee drinkers, it's your lucky day! Keep reading to find out more…
Study links upping coffee intake to lowered risk of type 2 diabetes
The long-term study looked at observational information from over 120,000 health professionals for up to 20 years. What the researchers found was that subjects who upped their coffee intake by more than one cup a day over a four-year period had an 11% lower risk of having type 2 diabetes
And that’s not all… the research team also found that subjects who decreased their coffee intake by more than a cup a day were 17% more likely to have type 2 diabetes!
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In addition, researchers find that tea doesn’t have the same effect
The researchers reporters that the differences in type 2 diabetes risk held true for coffee but not tea, caffeinated and not decaffeinated coffee, and seemed to exist regardless of the subject’s initial coffee-drinking habits and other lifestyle changes that occurred during the same four-year period.
The team also noted that a previous meta-analysis had found that for every extra cup of coffee that a subject drank per day, their risk of getting type 2 diabetes dropped by 7%!
The next time you feel guilty about brewing up a post-lunch cuppa, think twice!
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