HELSINKI, June 16 (Xinhua) -- Drinking coffee every
day could help reduce the risk of diabetes, a researcher in Finland has found.
Siamak Bidel, a researcher from the Finnish National
Public Health Institute, found the link between coffee and diabetes after
surveying about 60,000 respondents, Finnish news agency STT reported Monday.
Bidel said that drinking coffee appeared effective in
reducing the risk of type 2 diabetes among overweight people and among those who
consumed a lot of alcohol.
He is yet to discover what chemicals in coffee play
an important role in reducing diabetes risk, STT said.
Half a million people suffer from diabetes in
Finland, which has a population of about 5.3 million. Finns are among the
world's most fanatical coffee drinkers, with annual per capita consumption
averaging 12 kg.