There is more great information from a new study regarding the many healthful properties of tea. In this impressive report, published recently by Medical News Today, medical researchers reported tea is linked to a reduced risk of diabetes. The pooled review of studies – covering nearly half a million participants – was a systematic review and analysis by an international team of medical researchers from the University of Sydney, Australia, as well as colleagues from the UK, The Netherlands, France and the US.
The findings were originally presented online, in the Archives on Internal Medicine in late 2009. The research states, in part:
“High intakes of coffee…and tea are associated with reduced risk of diabetes. The putative protective effects of these beverages warrant further investigation in randomized trials.”
Diabetes is a disease that involves the body’s failure to properly produce or use insulin. The benefits of controlling diabetes are many; diabetes causes serious medical complications with the eyes, kidneys, nerves and heart, according to the American Diabetes Association. As the rates of obesity increase across the country, so do the risks of diabetes, which already affects millions of people now, with many more at high risk.
Health experts also suggest a healthy diet combined with exercise, to help ward off the risk of diabetes and a host of other health issues. Check your ABC’s of Diabetes prevention, and raise a cup to your good health!