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Your daily dose of Barry's or Lyons could stop you developing diabetes

Tea-lovers everywhere will rejoice at the news from this latest study.

SCIENTISTS HAVE SOME good news for tea-lovers – your favourite hot beverage can actually help prevent diabetes.

A study by researchers at Framingham State University in Massachusetts found black tea inhibits the body from absorbing glucose sugars. Too much glucose sugar can case type-2 diabetes.

These researchers now believe tea could help control diabetes which is estimated to affect about 200,000 people in Ireland.

Researchers found rats in the study had significantly reduced levels of blood glucose after drinking black tea and that it could actually cure rats with diabetes as well as preventing them from developing it. We imagine they were not adding sugar to the tea.

“The study reveals that, like green tea, black tea also possesses antidiabetic activity,” they said.

Recently, a similar study found drinking coffee can reduce the risk of type-2 diabetes by up to 25%.

Read: Good news for coffee drinkers. A few cups a day reduces your risk of diabetes>

Read: Mother of Cork toddler thanks hospital for saving her daughter with rare diabetes>

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