Hey Java junkies, good health news for you piping hot and fresh out of Harvard. Drinking more coffee may slightly reduce your risk of diabetes, and people who drink three or more cups appear to be at the lowest risk of all!   The UK Telegraph reports researchers at Harvard University's School of Public Health analyzed data on more than 120,000 people's coffee consumption over a period of several years. They found that those who upped their intake by more than a cup a day over a four-year period had an 11 per cent lower chance of developing diabetes in the following years.

Those who had consistently higher coffee consumption - of three or more cups a day - had a risk which was 37 per cent lower than people, who consistently drank one or fewer cups a day,

The study is the latest to suggest a possible link between coffee and reduced diabetes risk and while the researchers behind the paper said that bigger, clinical trials would be required to confirm their findings, they believe that existing evidence of coffee's benefit is "well established".



Some of the science on coffee indicates coffee has a lot of bio-active compounds, including chlorogenic acid, which improves glucose metabolism when tested in animals and coffee is also a rich source of magnesium, which is known to be associated with a  lower risk of type 2 diabetes.