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Coffee May Reduce Risk of Type 2 Diabetes

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OMAHA (KPTM)- Good news for coffee drinkers, new research has found that people who drink multiple cups of coffee a day are at a lower risk for type 2 diabetes.

"Caffeinated products or decaffeinate products have been associated with reduced risk of type 2 diabetes," said Dr. Vijay Shivaswamy.

In a study conducted by the Harvard School of Public medicine, researchers found that drinking six cups of coffee a day can reduce the risk of getting type 2 diabetes by two percent.

The research looked at more than a dozen different studies, and found that those people who drink one cup of coffee a day reduce the risk of getting type 2 diabetes by eight percent.

Shivaswamy warns that this shouldn't mean people need to start drinking multiple cups a day and that the best way to combat type 2 diabetes is through diet and exercise.

"Modest weight loss of up to 7 percent of your current body weight by regular physical activity and a diet that is low in fat and calories can uh in fact cut your risk of type 2 diabetes by 58 percent," said Shivaswamy.


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