Drink Tea to Curb Type 2 Diabetes

By Mayuri, Gaea News Network
Saturday, December 18, 2010

KOLKATA, INDIA (Gaeatimes.com) — Drinking tea can help patients suffering from type 2 diabetes as a group of researchers at the Kobe University in Japan found out that regular consumption of tea can suppress body weight gain and the build-up of belly fat that can lead to type 2 diabetes.

In the study some mice were given a high fat diet and others a normal diet. Each of these two groups were then split into smaller groups and given water, black tea or green tea for 14 weeks. Both types of tea suppressed the harmful effects on the blood normally associated with a high-fat diet.

Tea can be a very good way to combat type 2 diabetes as it counteracted the harmful effects on the blood such as increase in cholesterol, high blood glucose and insulin resistance a precursor to type 2 diabetes where the body does not efficiently use the insulin it produces.

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