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How Coffee, Citrus And Nuts Help Cut The Risk Of Diabetes

If you go back to the 1970s, people with a serious coffee habit often had an accompanying habit: smoking. And that's why early studies gave coffee a bad rap. Clearly, smoking was harmful. And it was hard for researchers to disentangle the two habits. "So it made coffee look bad in terms of health outcomes," Harvard researcher Meir Stampfer explained to me. But fast-forward a quarter century, and the rap on coffee began to change. As we've reported, recent studies have found that people who drink coffee regularly are at lower risk of depression, and perhaps Alzheimer's too. Now, there's further evidence that coffee also helps cut the risk of developing Type 2 diabetes. In the most recent meta-analysis, researchers found that drinking two or more cups of coffee per day was associated with a 12 percent decreased risk of developing the disease. And even decaffeinated coffee seemed to cut the risk, though not as much as the caffeinated kind. Of course, the most significant risk factor for Type 2 diabetes is weight. And, indeed, the study found that coffee's protective effect didn't seem to hold up as well in overweight people. So, what explains coffee's beneficial effects on diabetes? W Continue reading >>

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  1. lthaus

    Good Fruit / Bad Fruit.

    What are your observations...
    I think I have no problem eating Green Granny Smith Apples.
    I'm not so sure about oranges at this time. I had some mandern
    oranges on my salad for lunch today.. I'll see in an hour or so.
    v.

  2. Lois

    I have never had a problem with the granny smith apples. Oranges are another thing. Eating an orange will throw my numbers to high. Because of that, I don't eat them or drink orange juice. There are plenty of fruits I love and apples are among them.
    How did it go with the mandarine oranges?

  3. cheryl

    I love granny smith apples too, I have had no problems with them, most fruit does not bother me and I do stay away from oranges for the most part, I will eat an orange if I am having a under 100 bg day. But I will not drink oj either makes me too high

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