A new study published in the journal “BMJ Open Diabetes Research & Care” suggests that drinking more coffee, tea, or plain water may lower the risk of developing type 2 diabetes. The study analyzed data from over 3,000 people with type 2 diabetes and 4,000 without, finding that those who drank more than three to four cups of coffee a day had a 30% lower risk of developing diabetes than those who drank none or less than two cups per day. Similarly, those who drank more than four cups of tea per day or roughly 2 liters of water daily experienced a lower risk of diabetes compared to those who consumed less. However, the study also found that consuming sweetened drinks and whole milk was associated with a higher risk of type 2 diabetes. The study supports previous research suggesting that coffee and tea have anti-inflammatory effects that may improve glucose metabolism, while water has been shown to help reduce body weight and increase insulin sensitivity.
Today: December 6, 2023