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How Coffee, Citrus And Nuts Help Cut The Risk Of Diabetes Published: November 15, 2013

If you go back to the 1970s, people with a serious coffee habit often had an accompanying habit: smoking, according to NPR.

And that's why early studies gave coffee a bad rap. Clearly, smoking was harmful. And it was hard for researchers to disentangle the two habits. "So it made coffee look bad in terms of health outcomes," Harvard researcher Meir Stampfer explained to me.

But fast-forward a quarter century, and the rap on coffee began to change, NPR reports.

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