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Filtered coffee could help defend against diabetes

Scientists in Norway have claimed that consuming a lot of filtered and boiled coffee could help reduce the risk of developing type 2 diabetes.
The Norwegian Institute of Public Health research, which assessed the amount of coffee consumed by 360,000 non-diabetic people from health studies carried out between 1985 and 1999, showed that people who drank at least nine cups of boiled coffee faced a 35 per cent lower risk of developing type 2 diabetes than those who drank less than one cup every day, once other factors were taken into account. In addition, people who drank around the same amount of filtered coffee saw a lowering of risk by 38 per cent.
The scientists focused on the association between drinking filter and boiled coffee between the ages of 40 and 45 and the development of type 2 diabetes between the ages of 45 and 60. Researcher Vidar Hjellvik commented “This study found that the risk of developing type 2 diabetes decreased with increasing coffee consumption in approximately the same degree for boiled and filtered coffee.”
The results do not mean that people should overindulge in coffee, however, as this could result in other potential health problems, and most people are not recommended to drink nine cups of coffee a day. Also, previous studies have indicated that boiled coffee increases cholesterol levels and could result in a heightened risk of cardiovascular disease.

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