Coffee, Tea and . . . Diabetes?

by Diane Lofshult on Jan 01, 2005

A team of researchers from Duke University has suggested that caffeine may interfere with the body’s ability to control blood sugar levels, thus worsening type 2 diabetes. Reporting in the August 2004 issue of Diabetes Care, the study team uncovered a strong correlation between caffeine intake at mealtimes and increased glucose and insulin levels among patients with type 2 diabetes. These findings led the researchers to recommend that people with diabetes consider reducing or eliminating caffeine from their diets.

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Diane Lofshult IDEA Author/Presenter

Diane Lofshult is an award-winning freelance author who specializes in nutrition and weight management topics. She is the founder of In Other Words, an editorial consulting firm based in Solana Beach,...