- Researchers investigated the effects of drinking different types of tea—such as green tea, oolong tea, and black tea—on diabetes risk.
- They found that drinking 1–3 cups of tea decreased type 2 diabetes risk slightly but that drinking 4 or more cups of tea daily was linked to a 17% lower risk.
- However, further study is needed to confirm the results.
According to the World Health Organization, around 422 million people live with diabetes globally. The most common type is type 2 diabetes, which happens when the body cannot make sufficient insulin or becomes resistant to insulin and cannot easily absorb insulin from the blood.
Some studies have found that consuming tea and coffee is linked to reduced all-cause mortality. Other research indicates that daily green tea consumption is linked to a lower risk of type 2 diabetes and a lower risk of all-cause mortality in people with diabetes.
Further study on the effects of tea and dosage on diabetes risk in large populations could…