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Coffee reduces the risk of type 2 diabetes by as much as 35%
Thursday, July 07, 2005 5:28 am Email this article
Obesity increases the risk of Type 2 diabetes more than any other disease. Coffee consumption reduces the risk according to a new paper from Amsterdam. 6-7 cups reduces risk 35%, 4-6 cups by 28%
People who consume 6 or 7 or more cups of coffee are 35 percent less likely to be diagnosed with type 2 diabetes compared to those who consume 0 to 2 cups per day, and those consuming 4 to 6 cups per day are 28 percent less likely according to a new paper from Amsterdam.
Previous studies found greater reduction in risk
Previous studies have found a greater reduction in risk, finding that coffee may reduce the risk in men by 27-55% and reduce the risk in women by 29-79%.
Heavy coffee drinkers 4-5 lbs heavier
However, heavy coffee drinkers are 4-5 pounds heavier than light coffee drinkers according to a recent study.
Van Dam RM, Hu F. Coffee consumption and risk of type 2 diabetes: a systematic review. JAMA. 2005 Jul 6, 294(1):97-104.
AUTHOR’S CONTACT INFORMATION
R. M. Van Dam
Department of Nutrition and Health, Faculty of Earth and Life Sciences
Vrije Universiteit Amsterdam
Amsterdam, The Netherlands
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On Jul 08, 2005 at 8:34 am Randy Smith, MD wrote:
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