Are you afraid of Diabetes ? : Drink Coffee
The cup of coffee that helps millions of people get started in the morning, and several more cups throughout the day, may reduce the risk of diabetes. Dutch researchers report that higher consumption of coffee could be linked with a lower risk of developing type-2 diabetes.
Â Coffee is a major source of caffeine, which is known to reduce sensitivity
to insulin. Researchers at the Dutch National Institute for Public Health and the Environment, Netherlands looked at the effect of different degrees of coffee intake on the development of type-2 diabetes in a population-based study of 17, 111 Dutch men and women aged 30-60 years.
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In view of the widespread use of coffee and the large health burden of type 2 diabetes, it could have important public health implications. The possible negative effects of high caffeine consumption should be taken into account. These findings need to be replicated and possible adverse effects on other health aspects should be considered in the choice to consume coffee.
Source:The Lancet December 2002, Vol. 360 (9344) & www.doctorndtv.com