Report associates coffee consumption with lower risk of diabetes

A report from the Institute for Scientific Information on Coffee (ISIC) has suggested that drinking three to four cups of coffee a day is associated with an approximately 25 per cent lower risk of developing type 2 diabetes (T2D). The report, titled Coffee and type 2 diabetes: A review of the latest research, gathers data from 30 prospective studies with a total of 1,185,210 participants on the relationship between coffee consumption and T2D.
Associate Professor Mattias Carlström of Karolinska Institutet in Sweden presented the report at an ISIC-hosted satellite symposium at the European Association for the Study of Diabetes (EASD) 2018 Annual Meeting in Berlin, Germany. At the symposium, Professor Kjeld Hermansen of the Aarhus University Hospital in Denmark said the research suggests that a number of factors may contribute to the inverse association between coffee consumption and T2D. These include antioxidant, anti-inflammatory and thermogenic effects as well as the modulation of microbiome diversity. Hermansen’s presentation also drew on his own research into coffee compounds such as caffeic acid and cafestol.

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