Coffee May Protect Women Against Type 2 Diabetes
People who stumble to the coffee pot every morning may just be doing themselves a favor by needing that morning jolt of coffee. Recent research published in Diabetes journal suggests that four cups of coffee a day for women lessens their risk of developing type 2 diabetes by about half.
The UCLA Study
The UCLA study looked at three hundred and fifty-nine postmenopausal women with new cases of type 2 diabetes and compared them with three hundred and fifty-nine women who didn't have the disease but were otherwise similar. In addition, to the researchers from UCLA, scientists from Brigham and Women's Hospital and Harvard Medical School contributed to the study.
The Study Results
“Women who drank decaffeinated coffee had the most protection from type 2 diabetes (they were 22 percent less likely to develop it). Those who drank the regular stuff also received some protection.”
Ongoing studies are being performed for more conclusive evidence that coffee does indeed help protect women from type 2 diabetes. Studies for the male coffee drinking population will be underway shortly.