Black Tea May Control Diabetes
According to the scientists of Dundee University, diabetes can be controlled by drinking black tea.
The constituents of black act as an insulin substitute to combat type 2 diabetes, the most common form of the disease.
Diabetes develops when insulin inside the body start falling. In Scotland, more than 190,000 people have diabetes.
In Tayside alone, latest figures show a 90% increase in the incidence of diabetes in the last 9 years.
According to Dr Graham Rena, black tea constituents known as theaflavins and thearubigins can imitate insulin action in the body.Â Â
Dr Rena said, "What we have found is that these constituents can mimic insulin action on proteins known as foxos."
Now scientists are doing further experiments to interpret these findings which will benefit for human health.
Scientists have recommended the diabetic patients that they should not avoid their medicines, as directed by the doctor because their research into tea compounds is at an experimental stage.Â