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More Coffee May Reduce Risk of Type II Diabetes

More Coffee May Reduce Risk of Type II Diabetes

Love your cup of joe in the morning? Well, keep on drinkin' it, and maybe brew another one – a new study says it just might decrease your risk of type 2 diabetes.

CNN reports the link is not new, but this most recent study focused on changing coffee consumption - increasing and decreasing it over time. Drinking less coffee was associated with a 17 percent increased risk of type 2 diabetes.

The new study also notes tea consumption can decrease the risk of type 2 diabetes as well, drinking 3-4 cups a day brought an 8% lower risk of the disease.

The study looked at 120,000 health professionals who were already being observed long term. Researchers looked at these professionals' coffee habits over a four year period.

The Los Angeles Times points out previous work has shown it's the chemical compounds in coffee and not the caffeine that is likely responsible for the lowered risk of the disease - so by this observation - both decaf and regular should have the same benefits.

A Harvard researcher said up to six cups a day is associated with a lower risk of type 2 diabetes. This is, of course, as long as the java doesn't make you all jittery or give you tremors.

But not so fast - don't go grabbing three extra java frappucinos. The TYPE of coffee you drink matters - there's always a catch, isn't there? Lattes and other specialty drinks, like, you know, a venti iced white chocolate mocha, were not studied. Just good old black coffee with milk and sugar.

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Chuckster April 26 2014 at 12:14 AM

If you love carbs and have a tremendous sweet tooth, and gain around the middle, you can drink as much coffee as you want and you'll still likely get type 2 diabeties

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Ross April 25 2014 at 6:39 PM

I heard that caffeine causes calcium to be depleted if you drink too much coffee. Not good for osteoporosis.

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FemaleMensan April 25 2014 at 5:57 PM

The question is think about is if the caffeine can have a negative effect on the body......Two days ago, I went to EMERGENCY at a hospital because I had EXTREME chest pains....doctors suspect the problem is as a result of all the caffeine (coffee products) I take daily.

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ningishzidadaddyman FemaleMensan April 25 2014 at 6:13 PM

If caffeine is giving you chest pain it is possible you have a heart defect and should consult a cardiologist. But in general humans don't have the stomach to ingest 80-100 cups of coffee in a day(enough to achieve 150mg caffeine per kilogram of body mass). I am no medical doctor so this is no medical diagnostic, however, it is extremely unlikely to be caffeine causing the issue and likely only exacerbates and existing symptom.

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ERIC ningishzidadaddyman April 25 2014 at 6:35 PM

Who in the hell is stupid enough to try and drink that many cups of coffee?!

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STAN THE MAN FemaleMensan April 25 2014 at 7:15 PM

Try cutting down on the caffeine, it works because I had the same problem years ago, I cut my caffeine intake in half.

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oujoou April 25 2014 at 5:49 PM

As a coffee drinker . . . it's nice to hear from researchers that it's 'good' for you. As a smoker too . . . how bout a study on something 'good' health wise about cigarettes? Coffee and smokes. Those 2 used to go together a long time ago. :) People SAY that there is NO 'benefit' in smoking. If you saw the Lord of the Rings . . . you saw Gandalf and Bilbo smoking their pipes peacefully. They don't smoke like people do in our time. I think if you smoke like THEM . . . you might be on to something. :) My suggestion is to name the 'study' : How Gandalf and Bilbo Smoke Their Way to Long Life . . .Adventure and Wisdom. :)

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spike oujoou April 25 2014 at 6:05 PM

I read once that smokers are less likely to get alzheimers ,for what its worth.

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hello samuel spike April 25 2014 at 7:23 PM

Each person is reacting in a different way to different sickness It has a lot to do with the persons immune system.

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denfaro April 25 2014 at 5:34 PM

I think the coffee makers need a boost in profits.

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baggersrnutz April 25 2014 at 4:52 PM

How ironic that some of the best coffee is made at McDonalds.

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jillrev April 25 2014 at 7:37 PM

Coffee is good for you,DAMN IT!

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Stan Kohagen April 25 2014 at 7:47 PM

Eating or drinking anything in extreme is not good for you, and that includes coffee!! I know several people who drank coffee all day long, along with smoking, and dropped dead of heart attack in the 50's.

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