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Diabetes

Study Focuses on Diabetes, Tea and a Healthy Diabetes Diet

For people with type 2 diabetes, tea, along with a healthy diet could help. Statistics for type 2 diabetes are on the rise, especially in our young. Nutritionists, doctors and scientific researchers are focusing their energies on discovering ways a healthier diabetes diet, which could include consumption of Oolong tea, could help to reduce the affects of this disease.

One study by the American Diabetes Association, "Antihyperglycemic Effect of Oolong Tea in Type 2 Diabetes"1, included 10 men and 10 women. All subjects had type 2 diabetes for an average of 4.8 years and were already taking hyperglycemic drugs as prescribed by their doctor.

Under the review by the ethical committee of Providence University, the subjects consumed Oolong tea (1,500 ml) or water for 30 days, crossing over the consumption of each during the course of the study. The results were positive; "Oolong tea markedly lowered concentrations of plasma glucose and fructosamine, whereas the water control group had not changed."

How does Oolong tea lower concentrations of plasma glucose? The study found the insulin-like activity of tea polyphenols, the potent antioxidant within Oolong tea, delayed glucose absorption.

According to the National Institute of Health, the U.S. has approximately 19 million citizens with type 2 diabetes. This includes those who are undiagnosed.

Why have type 2 diabetes statistics risen? There are many factors that contribute to the development of type 2 diabetes, but the main contributor is obesity. More than ever, we need to be smart about what we drink and eat, because the consequences could be severe. And because type 2 diabetes is linked to genetics, it can also affect the future of our society – our children.

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Diabetes and Tea

So how can Okuma's Oolong Tea help with diabetes? Tea, along with a healthy diet and active lifestyle can help keep your weight under control. If your weight is under control and your diet is low in saturated fats, you can reduce the risk of developing diabetes. A January 2008 report, “Atherosclerosis Risk in Communities” by the Journal of American Heart Association made headlines. This fairly frightening study showed a strong link between America’s high fat diet and the onset of diabetes and metabolic syndrome.

In addition to leading a more active lifestyle, the smart and healthy way to live includes a sensible diet of fruits, vegetables, lean proteins and whole grains. You might also want to replace those high fructose sodas with the zero calories of Okuma's Oolong Tea, a healthier alternative.

Along with Oolong Tea, Okuma's Oolong Tea Capsules are a great complement to a healthy diabetes diet. The power within one Oolong Tea Capsule contains 425mg of Okuma's Oolong Tea extract in a highly concentrated natural diet aid.

Start shopping for Oolong Tea and Oolong Tea Capsules, and see for yourself how easy it is to achieve your healthy body. Try it and love it, or your money back. If you have any questions about Okuma's Oolong products, visit our FAQs or feel free to contact us for more information. Our friendly and knowledgeable customer service representatives would be happy to assist you.

1. Kazuaki Hosoda, Ming-Fu Wang, Mei-Ling Liao, et al, Antihyperglycemic Effect of Oolong Tea in Type 2 Diabetes, 2003, Diabetes Care 26:1714-1718.