There are some amongst you who believe that adding sugar to tea and coffee does not influence the risk of type 2 diabetes.
However, a large US study conducted over 24 years proves this is wrong. Irrespective of the coffeine content in hot drinks, it is the sugar intake that counts.
But coffee intake – whether caffeinated or decaffeinated – does lower the risk of type 2 diabetes.
Source: American Journal of Clinical Nutrition 2013;97:155-166.
- Study: Sugar availability linked to type 2 diabetes (usatoday.com)
- Study Links Sugar Consumption, Not Obesity, to Type 2 Diabetes (laist.com)