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An extra cup of coffee per day could keep the doctor away

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If you're a coffee drinker, go ahead and pour another cup. A new study suggests drinking more of that black magic could decrease your risk for Type-2 diabetes.

Researchers found that people who increased how much coffee they drank by more than one cup per day had a 11% lower risk of developing Type-2 diabetes. This is compared with people who didn't change how much coffee they drank at all. Researchers are not exactly sure why, but they found drinking up to six cups of coffee a day associated people with lower risk as well.

Decreasing your coffee consumption had the opposite effect. If you decreased your consumption by more than a cup, researchers say you have now increased your risk for Type-2 diabetes by 17%.

An important note in this study, it does not look at lattes or other specialty drinks, only the simple eight-ounce cup of black coffee with milk and sugar.

So while your getting around in the morning, feel no shame when pouring yourself an extra cup of Joe. It could be good for you, after all.


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