This was one headline I was grateful to read this morning. For one thing, the laugh was very welcome!
From the abstract, this looks to be a review-lots-of-observational-studies study, looking at correlations. The general result? People who drink more coffee, decaf coffee, or tea* had “an inverse relationship” with people who get diabetes.
Naturally, since drinking coffee/tea isn’t seen as something all Right People Should Do Anyway[TM] (unlike, oh, being thin?) this isn’t being reported as “Of course you should drink coffee/tea anyway, this is just another reason.” In fact, there’s even statements like Reuter’s “Clinical trials are needed to investigate whether these beverages do indeed help prevent diabetes, the researchers say.”
But whether or not anything actually comes of this, I got a good giggle out of it.
*I assume they mean actual tea leaves, not herbal infusions.