Green Tea and Coffee Benefits for Diabetes
Dec 19, 2020
Editor: Steve Freed, R.PH., CDE
Author: A'Kira Shavers, PharmD Candidate, South College School of Pharmacy
Study finds green tea and coffee may offer significant health benefits in people with diabetes, particularly when both are consumed.
According to the online journal BMJ Open Diabetes Research and Care, drinking plenty of green tea and coffee in combination could lower the risk of dying from any cause among patients with type 2 diabetes. The study showed that drinking at least 4 cups of green tea in addition to at least 2 cups of coffee resulted in a 63 percent lower risk of death for approximately five years. Patients with type 2 diabetes are more likely to develop circulatory diseases, dementia, cancer, and bone fractures; although there is an increase in effective drugs, lifestyle modifications like exercise and diet are the most critical treatment forms. Some researchers suggest that consistent drinking of green tea and coffee is vital for health due to the various bioactive compounds each of these beverages contains. Out of all these studies, none have been performed with patients with type 2 diabetes. The researchers decided to investigate the potential benefit of green tea and coffee when used separately and together in reducing the risk of death among people with type 2 diabetes....
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