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Articles March 2010 Issue

Coffee and Tea Drinkers at Lower Risk of Diabetes

Go ahead, have another cup of coffee. While satisfying your java jones, you could also be reducing your risk for diabetes. An analysis of 18 previously published studies totaling 457,932 participants found that drinking three or four cups of regular coffee per day was associated with about a 25% lower risk of developing diabetes, compared to drinking two cups or less. Each additional cup of coffee consumed in a day was associated with a 7% reduction in the excess risk of diabetes.

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