Drink Up! Coffee and Tea Are Good for Women with Diabetes
Caffeine in coffee, tea, and other foods and beverages may be good for women who have diabetes, according to new research presented at the European Association for the Study of Diabetes annual meeting in Lisbon, Portugal. The caffeine equivalent of just one cup of coffee daily reduced death risk in the women studied by more than 50 percent.
Researchers at the University of Porto in Portugal examined data from the National Health and Nutrition Examination Survey conducted between 1999 and 2010. They assessed the link between consuming caffeine and mortality risk among 1,484 men and 1,568 women with diabetes.
Over the 11-year course of the study, women whose daily intake of caffeine was up to 100 milligrams had a 51 percent lower risk of premature death, those whose intake was 100 to 200 milligrams had a 57 percent lower risk, and those who got more than 200 milligrams had a 66 percent lower risk of premature death than women with diabetes who did not consume caffeine. Additionally, researchers discovered that women with the highest intake of caffeine from tea were 80 percent less likely to develop cancer compared with women who didn’t drink caffeinated tea.