Black tea reduce the risk of diabetes?


Many people had compared the efficacy of black tea and green tea. Well, recent studies have found that the number of people with type 2 diabetes is lower in countries whose citizens like to drink black tea. These findings support previous studies that says that regular black tea consumption is associated with risk of diabetes, as reported by Health.

Ariel Beresniak, a scientist from the Data Mining International, in Geneva, Switzerland, and her colleagues have examined the consumption of black tea in over 50 countries on every continent. They did the study in 2009, and compared rates of diabetes, cancer, respiratory diseases, infectious diseases, and cardiovascular diseases.

Ireland has the highest rate of black tea consumption (more than 1.8 kg a year per person), followed by the UK and Turkey. Nations with the lowest black tea consumption is South Korea, Brazil, China, Morocco, and Mexico.

The results of statistical analysis showed that diabetes rates are lower in countries with a high consumption of black tea. Black tea contains many flavonoid complex that is associated with several potential health benefits. According to data from the International Diabetes Federation, the number of people with type 2 diabetes will increase from 285 million in 2010 to 438 million in 2020.

In a recent study, scientists also mentioned the health benefits of white tea.