Just when we thought we should be kicking our Starbucks addiction, a new study gives the green light on women having a java fix not once, not twice but four times a day! And all in the name of good health, MyHealthNewsDaily is reporting.
According to a new study in the journal Diabetes, drinking four cups of coffee every day can decrease a woman's risk of developing Type 2 diabetes by more than half.
Researchers suggest the link between coffee and diabetes is all about sex. Well, it's about the sex hormone-binding globulin, or SHBG, that's in the blood. Something about coffee (researchers aren't sure what, but they don't think it's caffeine) raises the amount of SHBG, and higher levels of it are known to lower the risk of developing Type 2 diabetes.
Past studies have also shown that something in coffee seems to have a protective effect against the disease, and have included both caffeinated and decaffeinated coffee, as well as tea.
Pass the cream and sugar, please.