Study: Coffee consumption tied to diminished diabetes risk

WASHINGTON — Coffee lovers have another excuse to grab a second cup of
Joe: it could have health benefits.

A new study found that drinking up to
four cups of coffee a day can slash the risk of type 2 diabetes by 25 percent.

The risk of getting diabetes diminishes by 7 to 8 percent with each additional
cup, according to the study from the Institute for Scientific
Information on Coffee
— a non-profit organization made up of seven of the
major European coffee companies.

The institute published the study Friday morning to mark World Diabetes Day.

The study says drinking four cups helps reduce diabetes risk, compared to
consuming none to less than two cups per day.

Both caffeinated and decaffeinated coffee can help, too.

“A recent meta-analysis suggested that consumption of both caffeinated and
decaffeinated coffee is associated with a lower risk of type 2 diabetes,” the
study says.

There have been conflicting reports over the years about coffee’s benefits.

In 2013, a study said men and women younger than 55 years old
experienced a “positive association between coffee consumption and all-cause
mortality.” Other studies found that moderate java consumption might
ward off the recurrence of breast cancer, prostate cancer, oral cancer, basal
cell carcinoma and Alzheimer’s disease.

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