Does Coffee Lower the Risk to get Type 2 Diabetes???
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 (don´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...
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.
• 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.