January 07, 2004

My coffee habit: keeping the Type 2 DM away

GruntDoc points to a study from the Harvard School of Public Health showing that long-term coffee consumption may reduce the risk of Type 2 diabetes:

The researchers note that caffeine, the best known ingredient in regular coffee, is known to raise blood sugar and increase energy expenditure in the short-term, but its long-term effects are not well understood. Coffee (both regular and decaffeinated) has lots of antioxidants like chlorogenic acid (one of the compounds responsible for the coffee flavor) and magnesium. These ingredients can actually improve sensitivity to insulin and may contribute to lowering risk of type 2 diabetes.

Now I need a study showing that long-term cheese consumption is beneficial. . .

Posted by Carey at January 7, 2004 05:08 PM

You need a study to tell you that it's good to eat cheese?


Posted by: Heidi at January 9, 2004 04:33 PM

Coffee reduces the risk of Type 2 DM? Couldn't tell by me (dx 12/95 at age 38)... though that just might mean that without my having drank all those gallons of coffee in the Navy and after that I would have gotten my DM at age 28 rather than age 38....

Posted by: Len Cleavelin at January 12, 2004 01:21 PM