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Can coffee reduce my risk for type 2 diabetes?

Dr. Michael Roizen, MD
Internal Medicine
A filtered cup of coffee has blood vessel-loving, brain-enhancing, headache-defeating powers, and more health benefits. Drinking four cups of coffee throughout the day reduces your risk for type 2 diabetes by 50%. Turns out it's more than the caffeine that fends off high blood sugar. Other chemicals in coffee stop damage to the building blocks of diabetes-preventing proteins. True, coffee can have side effects: anxiety, migraine headaches, abnormal heartbeat, gastric upset. If you get these, cut back on the joe so the risks don't outweigh the benefits.

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