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Coffee and Diabetes

What is the Link Between Coffee and Diabetes?

Does drinking coffee increase your risk of developing type 2 diabetes? There are theories and research to support both sides of the argument.

It is contains polyphenols, a chemical with antioxidant and anticarcinogenic (anti-cancer) effects. Polyphenols prevent inflammatory diseases, including type 2 diabetes.

Moreover, it has magnesium and chromium in addition to polyphenols. A lower possibility of type 2 diabetes has been associated with higher magnesium intake.

Let’s take a closer look at what else we know about the link between it.

A 2009 study including 40,000 individuals found that drinking three cups per day decreased the likelihood of type 2 diabetes by 40%.

Five years later, a study of medical professionals in the US and the UK revealed that individuals who increased their coffee intake had an 11% lesser risk of type 2 diabetes during the next four years.

Aside from diabetes, more recent studies indicated that drinking two cups daily lowers the risk of cardiovascular illness and early death. It also may lessen the chance of Alzheimer’s disease.

Other Benefits of Coffee

There is evidence that coffee reduces the chances of developing the following illnesses besides type 2 diabetes:

  • Cancer – such as endometrial cancer and aggressive prostate cancer
  • Cardiovascular disease
  • Strokes
  • Alzheimer’s disease
  • Parkinson’s disease
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