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March 10, 2004

Coffee Consumption and Insulin Sensitivity

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Letters Section Editor: Stephen J. Lurie, MD, PhD, Senior Editor.

JAMA. 2004;291(10):1199-1201. doi:10.1001/jama.291.10.1199-b

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.

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