Coffee Consumption And Type 2 Diabetes

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!