Medindia

X

Black Tea may Lower Diabetes Risk

by Sheela Philomena on  November 8, 2012 at 10:58 AM Diet & Nutrition News   - G J E 4
Drinking black tea may lower chances of developing type 2 diabetes, say researchers.

A new analysis of data from 50 countries found that the nations who drank the most black tea also suffered the lowest levels of the metabolic syndrome.
 Black Tea may Lower Diabetes Risk
Black Tea may Lower Diabetes Risk
Advertisement

Further the study, published in the British Medical Journal, found that high tea consumption was related to lower levels of obesity, the Daily Mail reported.

Advertisement
Scientists believe that the fermentation process, which turns green tea black, could also cause the production of complex health-giving 'flavonoids.'

They analysed consumption of black tea and the prevalence of various diseases, including type-2 diabetes.

Ireland drank the most black tea, with each person consuming 2kg each a year, according to sales data. Britain and Turkey were close behind, with all three countries found to have lower levels of diabetes than others where consumption was low, including Brazil, Morocco and Mexico.

However, tea drinking did not appear to have a strong association with any other diseases studied, according to the study led by Dr Ariel Beresniak from Data Mining International, in Geneva, Switzerland.

Source: ANI
Advertisement

Post your Comments

Comments should be on the topic and should not be abusive. The editorial team reserves the right to review and moderate the comments posted on the site.
User Avatar
* Your comment can be maximum of 2500 characters
Notify me when reply is posted I agree to the terms and conditions

You May Also Like

Advertisement
View All