Here’s some sweet news for those who love the bitter taste of coffee: According to a new study, drinking three to four cups a day can slash the risk of Type 2 diabetes by 25 percent. That’s compared with drinking no coffee or less than two cups a day. And it doesn’t have to be caffeinated coffee, either.
“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. The research was performed by the Institute for Scientific Information on Coffee — a nonprofit organization made up of seven of the major European coffee companies — and published Nov. 14. According to the group, each cup of coffee lowers your risk of Type 2 diabetes by 7 to 8 percent.
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