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Green and black tea fight diabetes
Newz.in ^ | April 19

Posted on 04/21/2005 11:18:41 AM PDT by nickcarraway

Scranton, PA, Apr. 19 (UPI) -- Black tea is as good as green tea in reducing sugar levels and inhibiting cataracts in diabetic mice, researchers said Tuesday.

The study by the University of Scranton in Pennsylvania found both teas reduced glucose levels and other diabetic complications, such as cataracts, during the three-month test on rats.

"Most people, scientists included, believe that green tea has more health benefits than black tea," said lead author Joe Vinson. of the research to be published in the American Chemical Society's Journal of Agricultural and Food Chemistry.

The finding that green and black teas are beneficial suggests the drinks could be simple and inexpensive ways for humans to fight diabetes, he said.

Vinson's earlier work showed both teas equally inhibited atherosclerosis, a major risk for people suffering from heart disease as plaque builds up on arterial walls.


TOPICS: Culture/Society; Extended News; Miscellaneous; News/Current Events; US: Pennsylvania
KEYWORDS: blacktea; diabetes; greentea; health; medicine; tea

1 posted on 04/21/2005 11:18:44 AM PDT by nickcarraway
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To: nickcarraway
Ah yes.


2 posted on 04/21/2005 11:24:16 AM PDT by struggle ((The struggle continues))
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To: struggle

LOL


3 posted on 04/21/2005 11:24:56 AM PDT by cyborg (Serving fresh, hot Anti-opus since 18 April 2005)
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To: nickcarraway

Great news for my hubby!


4 posted on 04/21/2005 11:25:13 AM PDT by Trust but Verify (Pull up a chair and watch history being made.)
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To: nickcarraway

cool


5 posted on 04/21/2005 11:29:10 AM PDT by fso301
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To: nickcarraway

Drinking 1-2 quarts of green tea a day, I'm gonna live forever!


6 posted on 04/21/2005 11:30:27 AM PDT by Hank Rearden (Never allow anyone who could only get a government job attempt to tell you how to run your life.)
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To: Hank Rearden
Damn, I have a box of it right here in my desk drawer - and I'm a diabetic, too! But I'll be damned if I'll drink it by the quart.


7 posted on 04/21/2005 12:02:45 PM PDT by Viking2002 (Help Nature to thin the herd. Eat a liberal.)
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To: Viking2002

Well, I do it a mug at a time, not all at once.


8 posted on 04/21/2005 12:03:56 PM PDT by Hank Rearden (Never allow anyone who could only get a government job attempt to tell you how to run your life.)
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To: Orgiveme

Ping


9 posted on 04/21/2005 12:10:20 PM PDT by RhoTheta (US out of the UN, now!)
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To: nickcarraway

2-4 cups a day, here.


10 posted on 04/21/2005 12:11:08 PM PDT by mtbopfuyn (Legality does not dictate morality... Lavin)
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To: nickcarraway
Several months ago and older MD was touting his new book on Fox & Friends. (My apologies, I didn't catch his name or the book title.) It was a compilation of home remedies than he had researched with recommendations of the ones that actually worked. He suggested eating a teaspoon of cinnamon each day for a natural way to lower blood sugar. I was paying attention at that point as I have an employee with diabetes.

I mentioned the practice to my employee and also to our bugman - a gent who suffers from diabetes as well. Both reported to me that their sugar levels dropped. The bugman was so impressed by it that he called me at home one evening to thank me for telling him about it. It might be worth a try.
11 posted on 04/21/2005 12:14:05 PM PDT by Quilla
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To: nickcarraway

What happens if you are a Southerner who drinks sweetened iced tea all the time? Do you have to drink black iced tea without sugar?


12 posted on 04/21/2005 12:38:24 PM PDT by Cecily
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To: Hank Rearden

"during the three-month test on rats." lol



13 posted on 04/21/2005 12:42:02 PM PDT by verity (A mindset is an antidote to logic.)
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To: verity

And I really resented it when they called me that.


14 posted on 04/21/2005 12:47:35 PM PDT by Hank Rearden (Never allow anyone who could only get a government job attempt to tell you how to run your life.)
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To: Quilla

I've heard that cinnamon is a statin-good for reducing cholesterol, not insulin.


15 posted on 04/21/2005 1:01:45 PM PDT by ruthles (Just because you're paranoid, doesn't mean people aren't out to get you.)
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To: Quilla

I'm a Type II diabetic and I can attest to the fact that a teaspoon of cinnamon per day does lower my blood sugar levels.

I mix a teaspoon into my daily serving of oatmeal. (Quaker Old Fashioned Oats done in the microwave.) It smells and tastes great!


16 posted on 04/21/2005 1:04:32 PM PDT by demnomo
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To: ruthles

The report on cinnamon said that it lowers both cholesterol and glucose in the blood. What a great, cheap way to fix two problems at once! I add it to my morning coffee. I guess I should try it with tea and have a super healthy drink.


17 posted on 04/21/2005 1:06:22 PM PDT by kittymyrib
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To: nickcarraway

ping


18 posted on 04/21/2005 1:08:35 PM PDT by A Cyrenian
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To: Quilla

Hello, your recommendation is right on. However, I have read that taking the large doses of cinnamon required isn't healthy (as certain parts of it contain toxins which can build up). Scientists have created a water soluble extract of cinnamon which exhibits the benefical properties you describe, but without the potential build up of toxins. It is called "Cinnulin PF" and more info can be found at www.cinnulinpf.com. A cheap distributor of the CinnulinPF is www.beyond-a-century.com. They also sell green tea powders, one is 40% polyphenols and a cup of it is equivalent to 4 cups of regular green tea.

They sell many bulk powders at incredible prices, I highly recommend them.


19 posted on 04/21/2005 1:30:22 PM PDT by Stellar Dendrite (a PROUD member of the "Blame the MSM first" crowd!!!!!)
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To: demnomo

Hi, please see my post #19


20 posted on 04/21/2005 1:31:37 PM PDT by Stellar Dendrite (a PROUD member of the "Blame the MSM first" crowd!!!!!)
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To: ruthles

Policosinol is a great statin substitute.

"POLICOSANOL is a blend of long-chain alcohols (plant waxes) including 50% octacosanol (see *516) that is derived from sugar cane. Studies in humans and animals demonstrate that policosanol lowers LDL cholesterol & triglycerides while raising HDL much more than placebos, even more than statin drugs! Recommended dose varies from 10-20mg per day. 20mg also inhibited blood clotting as effectively as 100mg aspirin and lowered blood pressure somewhat. "

http://www.easycart.net/BeyondACenturyInc./Special_Products_H-Z.html


21 posted on 04/21/2005 1:34:52 PM PDT by Stellar Dendrite (a PROUD member of the "Blame the MSM first" crowd!!!!!)
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To: Vic3O3

Hmmmm!

Semper Fi


22 posted on 04/21/2005 2:50:12 PM PDT by dd5339 (A sheepdog, a warrior, someone who is walking the hero's path.)
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To: Stellar Dendrite

Thank you, I'll check it out!


23 posted on 04/21/2005 3:00:13 PM PDT by demnomo
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