Tuesday, December 15, 2009

Java jolt

For those of us who think that coffee is a food group of its own, as necessary to life as air, this is good news:

In a review of 18 studies, researchers found that drinking three to four cups of coffee per day was associated with a 25 percent lower risk of diabetes than drinking two cups or less per day, according to Dr. Rachel Huxley of the George Institute for International Health in Sydney, Australia, and her colleagues.

All the usual disclaimers at the end, of course.

It is encouraging to note that these results come regardless of whether or not the coffee is caffeinated. I'd hate to become even more of an insomniac because I'm drinking four or five cups of coffee to ward off diabetes. It also goes without saying that the coffee should not be laden with sugary syrups or spoonfuls of sugar itself.

So, java junkies, feel free to indulge in that fourth double-shot venti cappucino of the day; it's good for your health.

The next step is to have coffee purchases listed as reimbursable under the health spending accounts...

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