Does Green Tea Manage and Prevent Type 2 Diabetes?

Written By

Manoj Β Prasad

Green tea has long been touted for its potential health benefits, and one area of interest is its role in managing and preventing type 2 diabetes.Β 

This condition is characterized by insulin resistance, a state in which the body's cells become less responsive to insulin, leading to high blood sugar levels.

A study published in the journal Antioxidants explored the effects of green tea and its bioactive compounds on insulin resistance and type 2 diabetes.

Green tea polyphenols, particularly epigallocatechin gallate (EGCG), may increase insulin sensitivity and glucose metabolism due to their antioxidant and anti-inflammatory characteristics. Β 

Insulin resistance is a precursor to type 2 diabetes, and diet and exercise can help manage and prevent it, according to the CDC. Β Β 

Green tea, with its rich antioxidant content and potential to enhance insulin sensitivity, may complement a healthy lifestyle in mitigating the risk of type 2 diabetes.

Green tea, together with other good practices, may improve glucose management and reduce the incidence of type 2 diabetes. Β 

More research is needed to completely understand the processes and long-term consequences. Β 

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