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In a new study, scientists revealed that regularly consuming decaffeinated coffee might decrease the risk of developing Type 2 diabetes. According to the research, filtered and decaffeinated coffee exhibits a greater protective effect than boiled and caffeinated coffee respectively.

“Drinking decaffeinated filtered coffee at lunch time is the best time of day to lower the chances of diabetes,” stated researchers from Switzerland-based Institute for Scientific Information on Coffee (ISIC).

The effect of consumption of  filtered coffee was very  pronounced, in fact, risk of developing Type 2 diabetes was lowered by 25 percent for those who drink up to four cups a day.

“The evidence shows that drinking three to four cups of coffee per day is associated with an approximate 25 percent lower risk of developing Type 2 diabetes compared to consuming none to less than two cups per day.”

Research stated that with each additional cup of coffee, risk of developing Type 2 diabetes was further reduced by a margin of seven to eight percent.

The study was published in the annual report presented by ISIC, highlighting latest research on coffee and Type 2 diabetes.

While further pouring some light on the economic burden, the report said that nearly 380 million people in the world have diabetes making it one of the significant global health problem. Not only that; around $548 billion is spent annually to fight against the disease making it an enormous economic liability.

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