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Good news for coffee lovers, a new study shows that drinking it daily could help protect heart health. . Researchers at the Baker Heart and Diabetes Institute found that drinking 2-3 cups of coffee a day has been associated with a 10 to 15 percent decrease in risk of getting heart disease. Meanwhile, researchers from Sweden and the UK found that more caffeine in your blood can help reduce your risk for type 2 diabetes. In a study published in BMJ Medicine, researchers used genetic markers to link caffeine levels and body mass index, and then looked at how quickly people broke down caffeine in the blood. It's well known that the higher your BMI is the higher your risk of developing type 2 diabetes is. The study found that those with more caffeine in their blood had lower body fat mass, meaning their risk for developing diabetes is lower.
UTI INFECTIONS LINKED TO MEAT
More than 500,000 urinary tract infections (UTIs) are caused by E. coli linked to meat products, according to a study in the journal One Health. Researchers isolated E. coli strains from meat products in Flagstaff, Arizona and then compared those strains to blood samples from patients who have UTIs at a nearby hospital. They determined that about 8 percent of the infections could be linked to meat. Since the U.S. food supply chain is connected throughout the country, scientists believe that E. coli could be causing hundreds of thousands of UTIs.