Does Coffee Lower the Risk to get Type 2 Diabetes???

@buenavida (8194)
Sweden
June 16, 2008 6:49pm CST
I just got some news from Finland through the text TV. There is someone who has done research in the University of Helsinki who has found out that especially women who drink coffee have a lower than usual risk of getting diabetes. Our habits affect the risk to get old age diabetes. The researcher has found out that the risk was lower even when the coffee drinkers were overweight, smoked more and had very little exercise in their spare time. The preventive effect of coffee has to do with GGT levels (donĀ“t ask me what that means) in the blood serum. The mechanism is still not clear. Well, I would add that why not drink some coffee, eat healthy food, exercise and be a non smoker. Perhaps most of us could wave good bye to the risk to get diabetes...
4 responses
@_sketch_ (5709)
• United States
14 Jul 08
Yeah I heard something about this. Its awesome. Diabetes runs in my family, so maybe my coffee drinking is keeping me from getting it also. ...And they say coffee is bad for you...
@buenavida (8194)
• Sweden
19 Jul 08
Yup, the information is changing all the time, not easy to keep up with the latest... Maybe coffee is still harmful if we drink too much. hehe.. some need it to go to sleep.. ..
• Singapore
5 Jul 08
yes it is so true even i also heard the same news from finland through the text t.v...that those who drink coffee have a lover than usual risk of getting diabetes. so from that day onwards i started taking coffee....
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@buenavida (8194)
• Sweden
9 Jul 08
It will be interesting to follow the research in the future. Lots of things contribute to our health, and this is only one. Even a positive attitude to life helps us avoid diabetes and many other health problems. .........
22 Jun 08
There was some research in the USA recently where a study was undertaken of coffee drinkers with diabetes. My boss pointed it out to me, saying I should cut down on caffeine. When I found the research on the internet, it was only a very small sample - 10 people took part. I think all of them had diabetes and drank coffee, but only just over half of them had elevated blood sugar levels. So I think it's a bit inconclusive until a more detailed study is undertaken. By the way, I didn't tell my boss that I only drink decaffinated tea and coffee anyway.
@buenavida (8194)
• Sweden
27 Jun 08
I hope the Finnish research included more people and lasted a longer time. Better do some own research about it, there might be several of them out in the world going on right now.
@rpegan (598)
• United States
16 Jun 08
Several studies have linked coffee to lower chances of several diseases, to include colon and rectal cancers. Coffee is just like everything else in life- it's fine in moderation. Now, if someone has several cups of coffee with four sugars in each cup, that probably doesn't add up well in the end.
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@buenavida (8194)
• Sweden
17 Jun 08
You are right. I quit the sugar in coffee 40 years ago. I just wonder what I would look like if I had continued with the two sugars for all these years. I have heard that about four cups of coffee a day could be a good limit.