More coffee, less diabetes risk

Researchers from the Harvard School of Public Health analysed data on the coffee and tea consumption of more than 95,000 women enrolled in two nurse studies and 27,759 men enrolled in the Health Professionals Follow-up Study.

Participants answered diet and lifestyle questionnaires every four years between 1986 and 2007. Coffee consumption was defined as black coffee, with or without small amounts of milk and sugar.

A total of 7269 people were diagnosed with type 2 diabetes.

The results showed that participants who had