Coffee Reduces Risk of
Diabetes - Decaffeinated Form Cuts Chance of Type-2 By 33 Percent
June 27th 2006
6 Cups of Coffee
Researchers from the University Of Minnesota School Of Public Health say
that drinking coffee may reduce the risk of developing type-2 diabetes
by up to 33 percent compared to women who don’t drink coffee. The
researchers used 28,812 postmenopausal women who did not have type-2
diabetes or cardiovascular disease as part of the Iowa Women's Health
Study (1986-1997) to evaluate the risk.
Over the 11 year period, 1,418 women reported being diagnosed with the
disease. The researchers then looked at the coffee intake. Of the
28,812 women, about half (14,224) drank one to three cups of coffee per
day; 2,875 drank more than six cups; 5,554 four to five cups; 3,231 less
than one cup; and 2,928 none.
The researchers took into account other risk factors and found that
women who drank more than six cups of any type of coffee (caffeinated or
decaffeinated) per day were 22 percent less likely than those who drank
no coffee to be diagnosed with diabetes. The women who drank more than
six cups of decaffeinated coffee per day had a 33 percent reduction in
risk compared with those who drank none.