Tea Drinkers Are Rarely Subject To Diabetes
This is good news for You lover of tea drinks. Recent research indicates, drinking tea may help lower the risk of type 2 diabetes, but only if you drink four cups or more each day.
A study of a population in Europe found that countries that drinking four cups of tea a day — an average of communities in the United Kingdom — have a 20 percent lower risk of getting type 2 diabetes.
Researchers say the benefits of drinking tea, best visible in between heavy tea drinker (4 or more cups a day). While those who drank one to three cups a day did not experience a decrease in the risk of diabetes.
The research team led by Christian Herder from the Leibniz Center for Diabetes Research at the Heinrich Heine University Duesseldorf, Germany, said previous research showed, tea consumption was associated with lower incidence of type 2 diabetes.
" Obesity is a major risk factor for the development of type 2 diabetes, but can also be served food factor. One of the factors is interesting diet tea consumption. Tea consumption may lower the risk of type 2 diabetes by affecting digestion, absorption of glucose, glucose and beta cells by protecting from damage free radicals. Beneficial effects may be caused by the content of polyphenols in tea," explained Herder.
"Drink at least four cups of tea per day was associated with a 20 percent lower risk, while drinking one to three cups per day does not lower the risk of diabetes compared with those who are not tea drinkers," he added.
Herder said, is not yet known for sure whether the amount of tea intake affect. Therefore, he researched the relationship between tea consumption and the number of cases of type 2 diabetes in populations of the European Community.
This research was carried out in 26 research centers in eight European countries, and consists of 12.403 incident cases of type 2 diabetes plus thousands of other volunteers who do not have the disease.
"Improving our understanding of lifestyle modifications associated with the development of type 2 diabetes becomes very important because of the prevalence of diabetes continues to rise rapidly."
"In line with these findings, there is no relationship when the consumption of tea studied as a continuous variable. This may indicate that the effects of tea are only limited protection for those who consume the highest amounts of tea," she said.