Can Coffee fend off Diabetes

Coffee drinking may lower the risk of developing type-2 diabetes. Two teams of researchers have found that coffee has a protective effect, with one finding that those who drink the most are at the lowest risk of having the disease.

In a study of 25,000 men and women by the National Public Health Institute in Finland, coffee was found to reduce the risk of diabetes. People who were inactive and overweight but who drank seven or more cups a day were half as likely to develop the condition as those who drank the least number of cups.

Type-2 diabetes is a growing health problem. There are around 1.9 million adults with diabetes in the UK, and it is estimated another 589,000 have the disease but don't know it. Read More...