Coffee Cuts The Risk To Develop Diabetes

July 24, 2007

3517174637.jpgAnything that we do as long as these activities dont harm us is worth enjoying.  If you love to drink coffee and enjoying your cup while reading your morning daily then this report is good news to you!!!

A recent study published in the Archives of Internal Medicine involving 28,812 postmenopausal women who were followed up for 11  years where 1,418 women developed diabetes… showed that postmenopausal women who drink coffee regularly decreased their risk  of developing type 2 diabetes by 22% compared to women who never drink coffee.  The risk continued to drop as ones coffee consumption increased!!!!

The researchers stressed “in light of the popularity of coffee consumption and the high rates of type 2 diabetes mellitus in older people, these new finding may be of significance from a public health point of view.”  But it is very important for us to remember that: the right diet and exercise continues to be the first line in preventing the onset of this chronic disease called Diabetes.

Is it the Caffeine? Or is it the Coffee itself that gave the protection?

The study found that the women in their study who consumed caffeine from other sources – not coffee – did not experience the same benefit as those who drank coffee.  Meaning it should be what is in the coffee that offered protection.  Likewise, women who regularly drink decaf experience an even lower diabetes 2 risk meaning it may not be the caffeine after all.

I am not depending on my coffee each morning to help me cut my risk to develop diabetes.  I do my own homework of eating right and doing my regular exercise BUT this report helps me enjoy my coffee even more!!!! And Lastly…I dont own a Coffee Shop…..

Double The Fun With Your Daily Coffee!

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5 Responses to “Coffee Cuts The Risk To Develop Diabetes”

  1. maxim Says:

    What’s beautiful about drinking a cup of coffee is the usual millieu of the act. One is in a relaxed state, drinking coffee while reading the papers or on a break during a very tense meeting.

  2. Doc Gerry Says:

    Agree Max… we have been enjoying the coffee we love without thinking about its potential benefits. So the benefits are a PLUS!

  3. Dorothy Says:

    great news to me doc being postmenopausal and a coffee addict. But i make sure to add milk becuase I understand coffee can cause osteoporosis? Is this true doc?

  4. Doc Gerry Says:

    Hi Dorothy… no longer True! Results of a study published in the June 1997 in the American Journal of Clinical Nutrition showed that bone thinning wasn’t more likely in women who drank coffee than in those who didnt drink coffee…meaning the notion that coffee is harmful to the bones has been debunked! Just make sure to take enough calcium and make sure you have seen a specialist to determine if you need medications to prevent osteoporosis esp after menopause. Another good news to you!


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