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Today I ran across the following article by BARBARA HEWETT (Diabetes Forum) which is good news for those of us who like to begin our day with a hot cup of ‘java’.  A recent Harvard study states:

‘Coffee can be beneficial and the caffeine doesn’t appear to have a positive or negative effect on diabetes risk,’ said the study’s lead author Dr. Frank Hu of Harvard University.  However, this article is also a reminder of the negative effects of sweet, sugary drinks.

 Coffee not linked to an increased risk of developing diabetes, says study

by BARBARA HEWETT on NOVEMBER 30, 2012

Sugary drinks are linked to an increased risk of developing Type 2 diabetes, according to the results of a large study in the United States, but coffee is not.

Coffee does not seem to have a positive or a negative effect on diabetes risk, says the study undertaken by a team of scientists at Harvard University.

They set out to find out if people who regularly drink sugary and caffeinated drinks are more at risk of developing diabetes and the study examined the health records of 100,000 men and women over a 22 year period.

It found that those who drank sugar sweetened drinks were up to 23% more likely to develop diabetes than those who didn’t, but the risk was about the same whether the drinks contained caffeine or not. And drinkers of both caffeinated coffee and decaf had slightly lowered diabetes risk.

Research has suggested that caffeine temporarily prevents the body from processing sugar efficiently but the team found that caffeine doesn’t make a difference at all.

‘Coffee can be beneficial and the caffeine doesn’t appear to have a positive or negative effect on diabetes risk,’ said the study’s lead author Dr. Frank Hu of Harvard University.

REMEMBER!  Moderation is a good key word for most actions.   

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Theresa


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Theresa was diagnosed with type 2 Diabetes Fall 2009.

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