Nutrition

3 Cups a Day Keeps the Doctor Away

Drinking coffee helps reduce the risk of type 2 diabetes. The most recent confirmation of the health benefits of the favorite beverage of Italians emerges from meta-analysis conducted by the Institute for Scientific Research on Coffee (ISIC) presented during World Diabetes Day on November 13, 2013.

According to the report, the habitual drinking of 3-4 cups of coffee per day reduces the risk of developing type 2 diabetes by 25%, compared to consuming less than 2 cups. The benefits, more marked in women, are associated with its natural components other than caffeine, a fact proven in wider measures for results in people who drink decaf.

On the mechanisms at the basis of the relationship between coffee consumption and the reduction of diabetes risk, the organization refers to two specific theories. One regards the stimulation of metabolic function, with consequent energy expenditure. The other focuses on glucose balancing performed by coffee products.