Can caffeine actually help prevent type 2 Diabetes? Can it lower your risk for heart disease?

Found this article at: That’s Hot: Coffee ‘your’

Here is a bit

3 or more cups per day, coffee can actually prevent certain types of heart disease hmmmm….

The researchers note that caffeine, the best known ingredient in regular coffee is known to raise blood sugar and increase energy expenditure in the short term. YAY! Long term effects have not been as well understood, but coffee has lots of antioxidants and magnesium, which can improve sensitivity to insulin and may contribute to lowering the risk of type 2 diabetes. They found that men who drank 6 or more cups per day reduced their risk for type 2 diabetes by 50% compared to non coffee drinkers, and women, by nearly 30%.
“This is good news for coffee drinkers” said Frank Hu, senior author of the study and associate professor of nutrition at the Harvard School of Public Health. Further studies are planned for continuing research.

You can visit the link above to read the entire blog post. But I must note here that decaf is NOT a consideration. You must drink straight, pure, Joe.

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