I think before I post this, I'll go have a second cup of coffee. . .

Drinking four cups of coffee can cut women's risk of Type 2 diabetes?  Four cups seems like a lot, even for those of us most devoted to nurturing our caffeine addiction. Maybe the women drinking four cups of coffee were so busy with energy, they didn't have time to eat unhealthy, sugary snacks.  Speaking of sugar, the information didn't mention whether or not the beverage was sweetened with sugar.  Seems like that would have been an important fact in the study.  There have been other, previous studies that also link consumption of coffee, up to six daily cups (!) with a reduced risk of diabetes. However, caffeine is not particularly good for people with Type 2 diabetes. So while there are numerous reports on drinking coffee for our health, enjoy feeling smug about what you're drinking and point to whatever study you choose to support your hypothesis that drinking coffee is good for you.     

In the new study, researchers from the University of California, Los Angeles, compared the medical histories and coffee-drinking habits of 359 women who had diabetes with those of 359 healthy women over 10 years. They used information from the Women's Health Study, run by the National Institutes of Health.
Women who drank four cups of caffeinated coffee a day had higher levels of SHBG and were 56 percent less likely to develop Type 2 diabetes than women who don't drink coffee, the researchers found.
And the more coffee the women drank, the more their risk of developing Type 2 diabetes dropped, the study said.

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