New study found that people who drink black tea have decreased risk of developing diabetes. Researchers claim that black tea has great potential to combat type 2 diabetes which is the most common type of this disease. They believe that some constituents of tea could act as an insulin substitute.

Diabetes develops when the body fails to make enough insulin and in past 10 years it was reported that there’s a 90% increase of diabetes cases.
During the research it was discovered that theaflovins and thearubigins from black tea can mimic insulin action on proteins known as foxos. These proteins have previously been shown to underlie associations between diet and health in some organisms.

Researchers are now trying to find if they can translate these findings into something useful for human health. Until researchers find the answers they advise people not to drink too many black tea thinking it will cure them of diabetes.

Experts said that this is just an experiment and people should continue taking their diabetes medications until these findings are official.