020413 Help cut your risk of diabetes

Help cut your risk of diabetes

A study by Harvard and subsequently published in The American Journal of Clinical Nutrition reported that drinking sweetened beverages, either caffeinated or decaffeinated, increased the risks of developing type 2 diabetes in both men and women. To those who drink these beverages, coffee or tea may be better choices.

Coffee and tea both reduce the risk of developing type 2 diabetes. In each case, the study reported, it did not matter if these were caffeinated or decaffeinated.

One of the authors of the study, Dr. JoAnn Manson said, “Coffee and tea contain several healthful compounds that lower insulin resistance and help our bodies use glucose more efficiently for fuel.” Dr. JoAnn Manson is the chief of preventive medicine at the Harvard affiliated Brigham and Women’s hospital.