Finnish researchers have found that drinking seven or more cups of coffee per day could cut the risk of developing type-2 diabetes by over 40 percent.
Researchers analyzed the diet of over 21,000 men and women as part of the study. Dietary consumption of coffee, tea, alcohol and other food consumption were assessed using a food frequency questionnaire.
After adjusting for age, blood pressure, smoking, BMI, fruit, vegetable and alcohol intake, drinking between three and six cups of coffee per day was associated with a reduction in the risk of developing type-2 diabetes by 23 percent in men and 29 percent in women. While drinking seven or more cups per day was associated with a 34 percent decrease in men and 48 percent decrease in women.
Researchers do not know the exact mechanism that causes the protective effect. Seven cups of coffee a day is much higher than the worldwide daily average which is one and a half cups.
These latest findings were published in the International Journal of Obesity.
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