Finally, Harvard has good news for me

Long-Term Coffee Consumption Significantly Reduces Type 2 Diabetes Risk: Harvard School of Public Health

The researchers also found that for men, those who drank more than six cups of caffeinated coffee per day reduced their risk for type 2 diabetes by more than 50 percent compared to men in the study who didn?t drink coffee. Among the women, those who drank six or more cups per day reduced the risk of type 2 diabetes by nearly 30 percent. These effects were not accounted for by lifestyle factors such as smoking, exercise, or obesity. Decaffeinated coffee was also beneficial, but its effects were weaker than regular coffee.

Drink up!

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  1. Gawdamit!

    “It’s good for you” “It’s bad for you!” “No, really, it’s good for you!” “No, No, No, yes it’s a killer”

    “It’s really, REALLY good for you!”

    Sigh, I’m just glad I didn’t give up scotch!!!

  2. …In other news, the entire city of Seattle asks, “What’s diabetes?”

  3. I’m gradually getting back to herbal tea. It took me YEARS to do this after you called it “hairball tea”. Still haven’t cultivated a taste for more than half-a-cup of coffee at a time.

  4. This is always good to hear.

    Interestingly, drinking many cups of caffeinated coffee also helps reduce the risk of Parkinson’s disease (4-5 cups for men, 1-3 cups for women).

  5. “Looks like I picked the wrong week to stop drinkin’ coffee!”

    Someone hypothesized that people who drink a lot of coffee might be less apt to consume soda pop with the liquid form of pure evil called High Fructose Corn Syrup… I wanna see the part where they keep track of what the non-coffee-drinkers were consuming.

    I just want to know, if I go back on beanjuice, will I lose the extra five pounds of flab I’ve seen since I cut down to a cup a day? That plus a little prophylactic hedge against AODM, and I’ll take a headache now and then.


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