A new study from Harvard University in the American Journal of Diabetes found that drinking 2 cups of coffee a day can significantly reduce the risk of type 2 diabetes.
In the new study, Dr. Frank Hu, a professor of nutrition and epidemiology at Harvard School of Public Health, and his colleagues involved approximately 124,000 male and female participants (most of whom were involved in three independent studies between 1986 and 2007). Women) The data on caffeine-containing coffee and tea and the consumption of decaffeinated coffee were analyzed. The researchers conducted a four-year follow-up survey of the participants’ diet, including 7,300 diabetic patients. It was found that during the four-year study period, participants had an average of 1.69 cups of coffee a day and more than 1 cup of coffee a day, and the risk of diabetes was reduced by 11%.
Dr. Hu cautioned that the results of this new study show that for most people, drinking coffee has multiple health benefits. For example, it can reduce the risk of fatty liver, cirrhosis and liver cancer, reduce the risk of suicide by 50%, reduce the risk of oral cancer and lower blood pressure. However, coffee is just one of many factors that affect the risk of diabetes. Drinking too much coffee can easily lead to problems such as rapid heartbeat and insomnia. In contrast, the public should pay more attention to prevent the body from getting fat and active exercise, and maintain a healthy lifestyle.