Researchers from the Switzerland-based Institute for Scientific Information on Coffee (ISIC) state that regular, moderate consumption of filter, decaffeinated coffee may reduce an individual’s risk of developing Type 2 diabetes, as filtered coffee exhibits a greater protective effect as compared to boiled coffee, and decaf coffee exhibits a greater protective effect than caffeinated coffee. The researchers noted that lunch time was the best time of the day when coffee should be consumed so as to lower the chances of Type 2 diabetes.

As per the research, consuming three to four cups of coffee a day approximated to a 25 percent lower risk of developing Type 2 diabetes, as compared to consuming none to less than two cups per day. It even reached to a conclusion that with each additional cup of coffee, the relative risk of developing Type 2 diabetes reduced by 7-8 percent. The ISIC has compiled these findings in its annual diabetes report shedding light over the latest research on coffee and Type 2 diabetes.

Over 380 million people all over the world have developed diabetes, carrying an economic burden of over $548 billion, thus making it one of the most significant global health issues.