Ask a question
As of April 1st 2013 NHS Diabetes became part of NHS Improving Quality. Please direct your enquiry to firstname.lastname@example.org
Thank you, your question has been sent. We aim to get back to you within five working days.
Sorry you didn't find this page useful
If you'd like to share any comments with us please fill in the form below.
* Required field
Thank you, your comments have been sent.
5th June 2012
Drinking four or more cups of tea can lower the risk of middle-aged related diabetes
The British habit of tea-drinking can help lower the risk of Type 2 diabetes - but only if you drink four or more cups a day.
A study of European populations found that countries that drank four cups a day - the British average - had a 20% lower risk of developing the illness.
Tea drinking ranged from an average of none a day in Spain to four a day in the UK.
The study found that benefits seemed to be most obvious among heavy tea drinkers - drinking a mere one to three cups a day doesn't lower the risk.
A research team led by Christian Herder from the Leibniz Center for Diabetes Research at Heinrich Heine University Duesseldorf, Germany, said previous analyses showed tea consumption was associated with lower incidence of type 2 diabetes.
For more on this see The Daily Mail newspaper online.