Letters Section Editor: Stephen J. Lurie,
MD, PhD, Senior Editor.
To the Editor: Coffee consumption has been
associated with a substantially lower risk of developing type 2 diabetes.1 However, despite the widespread use of coffee,
there are few data on the specific effects of coffee on the 2 main causes
of diabetes, ie, insulin resistance and defective insulin secretion. We investigated
the association between coffee consumption and both insulin sensitivity and
insulin secretion in a sample of elderly Swedish men without diabetes.
Ärnlöv J, Vessby B, Risérus U. Coffee Consumption and Insulin Sensitivity. JAMA. 2004;291(10):1199-1201. doi:10.1001/jama.291.10.1199-b