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Drinking Tea Can Help Prevent Diabetes

Drinking tea can help prevent type 2 diabetes, according to a growing body of scientific research. A new study from researchers in the US found that black tea inhibits the body from absorbing glucose sugars, too much of which can cause type 2 diabetes. The researchers, who brewed the tea under laboratory conditions, said tea could help control diabetes in humans. A 1995 study from the Hokkaido Pharmaceutical University School of Pharmacy found that black tea has what scientists call “anti-hyperglycemic effects.” The study reveals that, like green tea, black tea also possesses antidiabetic activity, the researchers found. — Journal of Ethnopharmacology, Volume A. Gomes Issue 3, Feb. 2015 Pages 223-226