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Sep 11, 2023

Diabetics, rejoice: For some, an extra cup of coffee might be just what the doctor ordered

Diabetics, rejoice: For some, an extra cup of coffee might be just what the doctor ordered

By Anastasia Climan, RDN, CD-N | Fact-checked by Barbara Bekiesz

Published September 5, 2023

Key Takeaways

  • Coffee has several bioactive compounds that are protective against diabetes and diabetes-related complications.

  • There’s evidence that drinking two cups of coffee each day is beneficial, and even up to four cups is likely safe for most.

  • Other lifestyle goals should take priority over quitting coffee, but if their morning cup of joe spikes your patient’s blood sugar, they might consider monitoring their consumption.

Epidemiological studies have linked the daily consumption of two to four cups of coffee with a lower risk of type 2 diabetes, according to research published in Food and Chemical Toxicology.[1]

But how does coffee affect people who are already diagnosed and living with diabetes? Although coffee is filled with beneficial plant compounds, it can also be high in caffeine, sugar, and cream, depending on how it is prepared. Patients can easily feel confused by mixed messages about their beloved morning brew…..

Read more: https://www.mdlinx.com/article/diabetics-rejoice-for-some-an-extra-cup-of-coffee-might-be-just-what-the-doctor-ordered/1IeQty9ARirOmYGvALaCGm?show_order=1&utm_campaign=reg_wellness-update_230910_wellness-update-nl_registered-users-a90&utm_source=iterable&utm_medium=email

Source: MD Linx

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