Dec 17, 2009

Coffee and tea may lower diabetes risk

People who drink coffee or tea have a lower risk of developing type 2 diabetes, according to a review of past studies and the caffeine doesn’t seem to matter.

Researchers at the University of Sydney looked at 18 studies with more than 450,000 participants.

They found that every cup of coffee was associated with a 7 percent reduction in the risk of diabetes.

Individuals who drank three to four cups per day had an approximately 25 percent lowerrisk than those who drank between zero and two cups per day.