A trial led by Imperial College London has also found that drinking three to five cups of coffee per day can help people lose weight.
- Type 2 diabetes risk reduced by regular coffee intake
- Combination of coffee and milk can bring anti-inflammatory benefits
During the study, a team of researchers analysed the genes of 10,000 people to see how they broke down coffee.
The scientists predominantly looked at the role of two common genetic variants – CYP1A2 and AHR.
They discovered that the participants with more caffeine in their blood were less likely to develop type 2 diabetes compared to those with lower levels of the substance in their bloodstream.
- Sweeteners linked to type 2 diabetes and cardiovascular disease
- Alarming number of toddlers are developing type 2 diabetes and high blood pressure
According to the report, for people with prediabetes, a few cups of coffee might stop them from developing type 2 diabetes in the future.