Antidiabetic Effects of Tea
AbstractDiabetes mellitus (DM) is a chronic endocrine disease resulted from insulin secretory defect or insulin resistance and it is a leading cause of death around the world. The care of DM patients consumes a huge budget due to the high frequency of consultations and long hospitalizations, making DM a serious threat to both human health and global economies. Tea contains abundant polyphenols and caffeine which showed antidiabetic activity, so the development of antidiabetic medications from tea and its extracts is increasingly receiving attention. However, the results claiming an association between tea consumption and reduced DM risk are inconsistent. The advances in the epidemiologic evidence and the underlying antidiabetic mechanisms of tea are reviewed in this paper. The inconsistent results and the possible causes behind them are also discussed. View Full-Text
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Fu, Q.-Y.; Li, Q.-S.; Lin, X.-M.; Qiao, R.-Y.; Yang, R.; Li, X.-M.; Dong, Z.-B.; Xiang, L.-P.; Zheng, X.-Q.; Lu, J.-L.; Yuan, C.-B.; Ye, J.-H.; Liang, Y.-R. Antidiabetic Effects of Tea. Molecules 2017, 22, 849.
Fu Q-Y, Li Q-S, Lin X-M, Qiao R-Y, Yang R, Li X-M, Dong Z-B, Xiang L-P, Zheng X-Q, Lu J-L, Yuan C-B, Ye J-H, Liang Y-R. Antidiabetic Effects of Tea. Molecules. 2017; 22(5):849.Chicago/Turabian Style
Fu, Qiu-Yue; Li, Qing-Sheng; Lin, Xiao-Ming; Qiao, Ru-Ying; Yang, Rui; Li, Xu-Min; Dong, Zhan-Bo; Xiang, Li-Ping; Zheng, Xin-Qiang; Lu, Jian-Liang; Yuan, Cong-Bo; Ye, Jian-Hui; Liang, Yue-Rong. 2017. "Antidiabetic Effects of Tea." Molecules 22, no. 5: 849.
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