Both coffee and tea may be effective weapons against diabetes, researchers at the University of Sydney in Australia have found
The study indicated that each daily cup of coffee or tea may reduce a person’s risk of Type 2 diabetes by up to 7%, regardless of whether caffeine is present or not.
Researchers studied data from over 30 previous studies involving almost a million participants.
"The benefits of coffee and tea appeared evident in spite of other lifestyle factors," the researchers reported. "This may mean that there’s something biologically powerful within coffee and tea – such as antioxidants – that can be protective."
They also noted that since these chemicals don’t last in the body very long, it takes several cups a day for them to make a serious difference.