Does Coffee Prevent Type 2 Diabetes?

February 2, 2012

Some potentially very good news here for the major coffee consumers out there. According to one recent study, coffee not only appears to have the ability to lower your risk of developing Type 2 diabetes, but scientists identified two compounds in the coffee which actually seem to block one of the processes that causes the disease. USA Today’s report on this same study gives a little more information too.

The implication here, according to a 2009 study which provided foundational material for this current one, is that those who drink at least four cups of coffee per day may have a 50 percent lower risk of developing Type 2 diabetes. According to their theory, every additional cup of coffee after that would add another 7 percent of decrease in risk.

Interestingly, these studies aren’t the only ones citing the benefits of coffee in relation to Type 2 diabetes – it appears to be a growing body of research. Another article, from 2010, demonstrates a beneficial effect on diabetes in mice – and yet more articles exist in the world of scientific and medical journals.

Though we have no hard data on which roast, blend or variety of coffee may be the most beneficial, health-wise, we invite you to explore that topic with us. We can certainly give you any of the information or tips you may require in that journey – in fact you can browse this blog for more posts about our various coffees and posts on the health benefits of coffee. Conduct your own study! And let us know which one seems to have the most “beneficial effect” for you in the comments section below.

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