Medical Report: Your daily cup of tea may be staving off diabetes

PHILADELPHIA (KYW Newsradio) — Are you a tea drinker? If you love a cup or more of tea every day, there’s some excellent news.

And if you don’t drink tea, you might consider it.

Numerous cultures have long touted the relaxing benefit of tea. Afternoon tea is still widely popular around the world. But wait — there’s more.

Drinking four cups of certain types of tea each day can reduce the risk of developing type 2 diabetes by 17%. That’s according to research led by Wuhan University of Science and Technology and presented at the annual meeting of the European Association for the Study of Diabetes in Stockholm, Sweden.

The research is based on people who have done this for over a decade. The research focused primarily on black and green tea. The research was conducted in China, and other risk factors that might complicate the results were eliminated.

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