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Antidiabetic Effects of Tea

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Tea Research Institute, Zhejiang University, Hangzhou 310058, China
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Wenzhou Vocational College of Science and Technology, Wenzhou 325035, China
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National Tea and Tea product Quality Supervision and Inspection Center (Guizhou), Zunyi 563100, China
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Yuyuanchun Tea Limited, Jufeng Town, Rizhao 276812, China
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Molecules 2017, 22(5), 849; https://doi.org/10.3390/molecules22050849
Received: 18 April 2017 / Revised: 13 May 2017 / Accepted: 18 May 2017 / Published: 20 May 2017
Diabetes 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
Keywords: Camellia sinensis; tea catechins; tea polysaccharides; caffeine; diabetes mellitus; epidemiological analysis Camellia sinensis; tea catechins; tea polysaccharides; caffeine; diabetes mellitus; epidemiological analysis
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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. https://doi.org/10.3390/molecules22050849

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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(5):849. https://doi.org/10.3390/molecules22050849

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Fu, Qiu-Yue, Qing-Sheng Li, Xiao-Ming Lin, Ru-Ying Qiao, Rui Yang, Xu-Min Li, Zhan-Bo Dong, Li-Ping Xiang, Xin-Qiang Zheng, Jian-Liang Lu, Cong-Bo Yuan, Jian-Hui Ye, and Yue-Rong Liang. 2017. "Antidiabetic Effects of Tea" Molecules 22, no. 5: 849. https://doi.org/10.3390/molecules22050849

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