Friday, December 18, 2009

Coffee could help keep Type 2 diabetes away

Good news for the addicted among us. Even better news for those of us coffee junkies (like me) with a history of Type 2 diabetes in our families. From the LA Times:

The study, which appears today in Archives of Internal Medicine, is a meta-analysis of 457,922 people in 18 studies published between 1966 and 2009 that looked at the link between drinking coffee and diabetes risk. After analyzing the research, the study authors concluded that every extra cup of coffee consumed in one day was correlated with a 7% decrease in the excess risk of diabetes. Even better results were found for bigger coffee and tea consumers--drinking three to four cups a day was associated with about a 25% reduced diabetes risk compared with those who drank between none and two cups day.

Researchers also saw positive results with decaf coffee and tea (some tea varieties do have caffeine, but typically far less than the average cup of coffee). People who drank more than three to four cups of decaf a day had about a one-third lower risk than those who didn't drink any. And tea drinkers who consumed more than three to four cups a day had about a one-fifth lower diabetes risk than non-tea drinkers.


Happy said...

i can't even tell you how happy this is... :) but you knew i'd think that, lol.

Sis said...

YES! Can we hear a "Thank you Jesus!" ROFL

Me being a coffeeholic too, ya know...

Merry Christmas!

Erin said...

OK so I haven't been here in awhile, but I had to say...this is good news!

I have type II and while I'm not a huge coffee drinker, I do like it, but too much caffeine messes me up. So on to more decaf! Yay!

Jane Adams said...

I have always enjoyed my coffee, but since I developed High Blood Pressure, my doctor has suggested that I give it up.

I miss it alot thought.