8th November, 2012: Scientists have suggested that drinking black tea is probably linked with a lower risk of diabetes. Recently, in Switzerland, scientists have studied the link between type 2 diabetes in relation to consumption of tea in 50 countries. They have seen that diabetes rates are low in those countries where people drink black tea.
In last decade, the number of diabetic people has risen and it is believed that by the year 2030 more than nine hundred million people would be affected with diabetes or would have a high risk of developing it across the world.
Of the countries that were included in the research, Ireland tops the list of black tea drinking followed by United Kingdom and Turkey and it was low in countries like Brazil and South Korea.
Researcher Ariel Beresniak stated that the research reveals a consistent relationship between type 2 diabetes risk and black tea drinking. He added that this research does not prove a cause and effect relationship between these two; it requires more analysis to reach to a conclusion regarding this. But the findings of this research are consistent with past researches which also suggested a link.