On World Diabetes Day (Friday November 14th), a recent meta-analysis was distributed by the Institute for Scientific Information on Coffee.  The study which was published in the European Journal of Nutrition, 53(1):25-38 suggested that consumption of both caffeinated and decaffeinated coffee is associated with a lower risk of type 2 diabetes.  Consumption of 3 – 4 cups of coffee per day is associated with around a 25% reduction in the risk of developing Type 2 diabetes.  Furthermore, they stated that each additional cup of coffee reduced the risk an additional 7-8%. This effect did not appear to be related to the presence of caffeine.  Dunkin’ Donuts here I come!