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Korean study finds association between increased coffee consumption and lower prevalence of diabetes

South Korea Daily Report

2020 JAN 23 (NewsRx) -- By a News Reporter-Staff News Editor at South Korea Daily Report -- Research findings on Nutritional and Metabolic Diseases and Conditions - Diabetes Mellitus are discussed in a new report. According to news reporting out of Gyeonggi-do, South Korea, by NewsRx editors, research stated, “An inverse association between coffee consumption and the risk of diabetes mellitus (DM) has been observed. However, little is known about this association in Koreans, although they are now among the top global consumers of coffee.”

Our news journalists obtained a quote from the research from Seoul National University, “Therefore, the aim of this study was to evaluate the association between the prevalence of DM and the amount of coffee consumption using a unit of exact measurement, regardless of the type of coffee consumed. This study was based on data acquired from the Korea National Health and Nutrition Examination Survey 2012-2016. The participants who completed the survey were included in the statistical analysis (n = 14,578). Subjects were stratified by age (19-39 years old: young adult; 40-64 years old: middle-aged adult) and gender (men, women). The amount of coffee was measured using a teaspoon (tsp) unit corresponding to 5 mL of powdered coffee and was analyzed as a continuous variable. The mean powdered coffee intake per day was 1.97 tsp in women groups, 2.24 tsp in young adult men, and 2.72 tsp in middle-aged men. The frequency of coffee consumption showed an inverse relationship with the amount of coffee intake at a time. With each 1-tsp increment in daily coffee intake, the odds of DM were 0.89 (95% confidence interval (CI): 0.86-0.92, p< 0.001) and 0.93 (95% CI: 0.90-0.95, p = 0.003) in middle-aged women and men, respectively. Coffee consumption was inversely correlated with the prevalence of DM even with adjustment for covariates in middle-aged adults. We delineated that the prevalence for DM decreased as coffee intake increased in Korean middle-aged adults.”

According to the news editors, the research concluded: “Therefore, our data represented an inverse association between coffee consumption and the prevalence of DM, although Koreans have a unique coffee-drinking habit.”

For more information on this research see: The Effect of Coffee Consumption on the Prevalence of Diabetes Mellitus: The 2012-2016 Korea National Health and Nutrition Examination Survey. Nutrients, 2019;11(10):2377. Nutrients can be contacted at: Mdpi, St Alban-Anlage 66, Ch-4052 Basel, Switzerland.

Our news journalists report that additional information may be obtained by contacting Y. Lim, Seoul National University, Dept. of Internal Medicine, Division of General Internal Medicine, Bundang Hospital, 82 Gumi Ro 173 Beon Gil, Seongnam Si 13620, Gyeonggi Do, South Korea. Additional authors for this research include J.H. Ohn, Y. Park, S.K. Choi and S. Ahn.

The direct object identifier (DOI) for that additional information is: https://doi.org/10.3390/nu11102377. This DOI is a link to an online electronic document that is either free or for purchase, and can be your direct source for a journal article and its citation.

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