If you’re a coffee drinker and at risk for type 2 diabetes, you may be in luck. The Institute for Scientific Information on Coffee (ISIC) released its annual diabetes report just in time for World Diabetes Day on Nov. 14. Not only did the institute find diabetes is markedly one of the most significant global health problems, but the good news is a regular cup of coffee may be able to decrease risk by 25 percent.
Today, there are 29.1 million people in the U.S. living with diabetes, yet an estimated 8.1 million are undiagnosed and unaware of the health threats they face, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. Type 2 diabetes accounts for 90 to 95 percent of all diabetes cases and is associated with obesity and physical inactivity, older age, race, and a family history of type 2 diabetes. But the thing most people seem to overlook, especially those who are unaware of their condition, type 2 diabetes can be prevented through healthy food choices, physical activity, weight loss, and now possibly coffee.
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