Researchers from Harvard University’s School of Public Health have analysed data on over 120,000 people’s coffee habits over several years. The results suggested that those who increased their coffee intake by more than one cup a day over four years had an 11% lower chance of developing type 2 diabetes in the following years.
Those who drank more coffee – three or more cups a day – were 37% less at risk than those who drank one cup a day or fewer. This study is the latest to highlight a link between coffee consumption and lower risk of diabetes. The researchers say that while larger trials would be necessary to confirm their findings, they do believe that the existing evidence is ‘well established’.
Experts in the UK have spoken out to say that it was still not clear that it was the coffee that was directly responsible for the lower risk scores in this study.
One of the leaders of the study, Dr Shilpa Bhupathiraju from Harvard School of...