Daily Dark Tea May Lower Diabetes Risk: Study
Canberra, 3 Oct (ONA) --- A recent study suggests that daily consumption of dark tea may help mitigate the risk and progression of type 2 diabetes in adults by improving blood sugar control.
Researchers from the University of Adelaide in Australia and Southeast University in China found that daily dark tea drinkers had a 53% lower risk for prediabetes and a 47% reduced risk for type 2 diabetes compared to those who never drank tea.
This effect remained significant after accounting for various risk factors.
The study suggests that the unique fermentation process involved in making dark tea may produce bioactive compounds that enhance insulin sensitivity, improve pancreatic beta cell performance, and impact gut bacteria composition.
The research involved 1,923 participants and found that dark tea had the most pronounced positive effects on metabolic control.