A recent research research study, measuring changes in caffeine consumption rather than absolute intake, found some very interesting results:
- An increase in coffee intake can help lower the risk for adult-onset diabetes.
- People who boosted their coffee intake by "moderate to large" doses had a lower risk for adult-onset diabetes than those with stable consumption.
- Those who increased their daily caffeine dose by about 1.5 cups a day over a four-year period had an 11 percent lower chance of developing type 2 diabetes.
- The boost in consumption appears to affect diabetes risk in a relatively short amount of time.
This was in comparison to those whose intake remained constant.
The team was led by Shilpa Bhuphathiraju of the Harvard School of Public Health in Boston. Their study tracked the diet and lifestyles of more than 120,000 health sector workers. For more detail, watch our video below: