Monday, March 3, 2008

Cutting Caffeine May Help Control Diabetes

Daily consumption of caffeine in coffee, tea or soft drinks increases blood sugar levels for people with type 2 diabetes and may undermine efforts to control their disease.

Researchers used new technology that measured participants' glucose (sugar) levels on a constant basis throughout the day.

Dr. James Lane, a psychologist at Duke and the lead author of the study, says it represents the first time researchers have been able to track the impact of caffeine consumption as patients go about their normal, everyday lives.

Eliminating caffeine from the diet might be a good way to manage blood sugar levels.
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