Drinking tea reduces risk of T2D

According to planet and environment news site www.earth.com, moderate to high consumption of black, green, or Oolong tea is associated with a lower risk of developing Type 2 diabetes.

A systematic review of research studies involving over one million adults from eight countries led by China’s Wuhan University of Science and Technology found that drinking at least four cups of tea per day was linked to a 17% lower risk of developing T2D over an average period of 10 years.

Although scientists have long known that regular tea consumption has many health benefits, due to tea’s various antioxidant, anti-inflammatory and anticarcinogenic compounds, the relationship between drinking tea and the risk of diabetes has not been investigated systematically until now.

“Our results are exciting because they suggest that people can do something as simple as drinking four cups of tea a day to potentially lessen their risk of developing Type 2 diabetes,” said study lead author Xiaying Li, a researcher at Wuhan University.

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