Black tea drinker at 'lower risk of type 2 diabetes

8 November 2012

People who regularly drink black cups of tea are less at risk of developing type 2 diabetes, according to a new study.

In a comprehensive analysis of data from over 50 countries, researchers also noted that people who consumed black tea also had lower levels of the metabolic syndrome.

The report, which was published in the British Medical Journal (BMJ), also revealed that people who consumed significant levels of tea also had lower levels of obesity.

"'These original study results are consistent with previous biological, physiological, and ecological studies conducted on the potential of black tea on diabetes and obesity," a BMJ spokesman.

"They provide valuable additional scientific information at the global level."

It was noted that people in Ireland drink the most cups of black tea, followed closely by people in Britain and Turkey.

Type 2 diabetes arises when there is too much glucose in the blood and is a long-term condition that affects approximately 2.9 million people in the UK.

Posted by Edward Bartel

 

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