Black Tea and Diabetes

Tue, 27 Jul 2010
Scientists are claiming that a cup of cha can help cure diabetes .

There are several news features as to recent research that has discovered that some constituents of black tea, namely, theaflavins and thearubigins, imitate the action of insulin in our bodies.

For many centuries green tea has been associated with positive health benefits. Now, it is being suggested that black tea might also have certain potential.

The research was undertaken in a lab setting and only on cells in culture.

This research has yet to study whether or not a living human being drinking black tea can have any effect on glucose regulation, similar to that of insulin or diabetic drugs.

The researchers have stressed that it not appropriate as yet to consider drinking lots of black tea to be the cure for diabetes.

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