The December issue of the Archives of Internal Medicine has a study which claims to show that people who had three to four cups of coffee a day had a 25 percent lower risk of diabetes compared with people who had one, two, or no cups of coffee. Even better, the risk fell by 7 percent for each additional cup consumed. The authors were able to hold constant such variables as body mass index, smoking, socioeconomic status and total calories. Armed with this information I am upping my coffee dosage to 25 cups so that I can drop my chance of getting diabetes by 150%. Hooray for science!