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Diabetes is a condition of disordered glucose metabolism. The main source of glucose in the body comes from the digestion and hydrolysis of dietary carbohydrates. The digestive enzymes - pancreatic alpha-amylase and the intestinal alpha glucosidases - are responsible for digesting carbohydrates to form glucose.

Inhibition of these enzymes and hence the inhibition of glucose formation could contribute to the prevention and management of type 2 diabetes. A growing number of studies have shown that people who drink three to four cups of black tea per day have a lower risk to type 2 diabetes than those who drink between zero and two cups per day. The protective effect of tea may be due to the variety of compounds present in tea, including the flavonoid antioxidants found in tea, which are known to help protect body cells from damage. Read on to find out more.

Articles and research (6)

Title Date Category Description  
New evidence: black tea may help prevent type 2 diabetes 28th Nov '16 Diabetes Black tea polyphenols may help to prevent type 2 diabetes according to two new studies just out.
White tea could help prevent diabetes related effects in the brain 22nd Jun '16 Diabetes Daily consumption of white tea could prevent diabetes related effects in the brain according to a new study just out in the British Journal of Nutrition.
Diabetes 12th Jun '16 Diabetes Diabetes is one of the fastest growing health threats of our time and a major public health issue.
Drinking tea can lower risk of diabetes 27th Jan '10 Diabetes Drinking at least three cups of tea a day is linked with reduced risk of type 2 diabetes, according to a new Dutch study published this month.
More research showing tea can reduce the risk of diabetes 12th Dec '09 Diabetes Drinking more than three cups of tea a day reduces the risk of diabetes according to an analysis of studies published in the December 14/28 issue of Archives of Internal Medicine.
TAP comments on latest diabetes findings and the link to tea 4th Mar '08 Diabetes In response to a research paper just published in the Journal of Aging Cell which reviews the possible link of black tea and its compounds towards the prevention of Diabetes, the Tea Advisory Panel (TAP) would like to make the following comment:

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