Drinking coffee or tea regularly may lower death risk in women who suffer from diabetes, a study claims.
More than 80 per cent of the world’s adult population consumes caffeine daily, mostly from coffee and tea. Average daily coffee consumption is between 100 milligrammes (mg) and 300 mg per day, depending on age and country.
Many studies have shown a beneficial effect of drinking coffee on the risk of death from all causes in the general population, but little is known about the role of caffeine on mortality in people with diabetes.
Researchers including those from the University of Porto in Portugal examined the association between varying levels of caffeine intake and mortality in over 3,000 men and women with diabetes from 1999 to 2010.