Drinking coffee every day reduces diabetes risk

Mon, 14 Mar 2011
A new report has found that consuming more than one cup of coffee a day can lower the chance of getting diabetes, a stroke or liver cancer in women. Researchers in Sweden showed that drinking enough coffee lowers the risk of stroke by a quarter in women, as well as helping combat type 2 diabetes and liver cancer .

It also helped to bring down inflammation and improve insulin sensitivity, which helps in the fight against diabetes. It is believed that the protective benefits from coffee may be due to its high concentration of antioxidants .

The scientists at the Karolinska Institutem, whose work has been published in the journal Stroke, examined the health records of 35,000 women aged between 49 and 83 over a 10-year period, revealing that those who drank one or more cups of coffee per day were up to 25 per cent less likely than women who drink less than a cup each day to have a stroke.

Researcher Susanna Larsson, said that for reducing stroke risk, "Although the most appropriate amount of coffee per day is still uncertain, it seems that drinking about one to five cups a day is appropriate." Previous research in 2008 from the same institute has suggested that men also receive a similar benefit from coffee.
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