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· Diabetes lower in high tea drinking population -Report
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Diabetes lower in high tea drinking population -Report

Posted on November 14, 2012

Populations which drink high quantities of black tea have a significantly lower prevalence of diabetes, research has revealed.

A new study, published in the British Medical Journal Open, has discovered a linear correlation between the quantity of black tea consumed and the incidence of diabetes across 42 nations.
The research found that on the average, a population which consumes double the amount of black tea to another has about one quarter less cases of diabetes.
However, the study, which was carried out by a Geneva-based research agency, Data Mining International, in partnership with consumer goods company, Unilever, did not suggest that there is a causal relationship between black tea consumption and reduced risk of diabetes in individuals.
To carry out the research, Data Mining International assessed the black tea consumption rates of 42 different countries and analysed them against each country’s rates of respiratory, infectious and cardiovascular diseases, as well as cancer and diabetes.
The data was sourced from Euromonitor’s World Tea Consumption Survey and the World Health Survey, conducted by the World Health Organisation.
The only correlation found was between a population’s black tea consumption and its diabetes prevalence.
Dr Ariel Beresniak, Chief Executive Officer of Data Mining International said: “This is the first time that a robust statistical relationship has been established between black tea consumption and prevalence of diabetes in the world.”
(The Nigerian Tribune Newspaper. written by Friday Ekeoba)