ISIC to host symposium about coffee and type 2 diabetes at EASD 2018 meeting in Berlin

September 17, 2021

The Institute for Scientific Information on Coffee (ISIC) will host a symposium about the latest research on the association between coffee consumption and type 2 diabetes, at the 54th Annual Meeting of the European Association for the Study of Diabetes (EASD), in Berlin.

Research suggests that drinking 3–4 cups of coffee per day is associated with an approximate 25% lower risk of developing type 2 diabetes, compared to consuming none or less than 2 cups per day [1],[2].

Presentations will be from Associate Professor Mattias Carlström, Karolinska Institutet, Sweden who will review the latest scientific research on the association between coffee consumption and type 2 diabetes risk, including his own meta-analysis of the data; and Professor Kjeld Hermansen, Aarhus University Hospital, Denmark who will explore the potential mechanistic perspectives behind this association.

The ISIC symposium,  will be held at 7:30am on Wednesday, 3rd October in Spener Hall at Messe Berlin, and will include a Q&A session to open a discussion about future avenues of research.

Following the symposium a report will be published on the Coffee & Health website. For further updates, opt in to receive ISIC newsletter via the Coffee & Health website.

Media interested in speaking to an ISIC spokesperson on the topic of coffee and type 2 diabetes, or the symposium speakers, should contact Caitlin Wheeler.



  1. Jiang X. et al (2014) Coffee and caffeine intake and incidence of type-2 diabetes mellitus: a meta-analysis of prospective studies. Eur J Nutr, 53(1):25–38.
  2. Carlstrom M., Larsson S.C. (2018) Coffee consumption and reduced risk of developing type 2 diabetes: a systematic review with meta-analysis. Nutr Rev, 76(6):395–417.

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