Coffee & Tea to prevent Diabetes

If you like to have a cuppa of coffee or tea, you will be happy to know that coffee and tea drinkers have a lower risk of developing Type 2 diabetes.

BBC Health reported that they have looked at 18 separate studies and found that people who drink 3 -4 cups a day cut their risk by a fifth.

What’s Type 2 diabetes? It usually starts after one turn 40 and develops when the body can still make some insulin but not enough, or when the insulin that is produced does not work properly.

Identification of the active component in tea and coffee opens up new therapeutic options but one should never avoid exercising or keeping a healthy and balanced diet to stay pink.

Source: Mind Your Body, The Straits Times, 17 Dec 2009

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