Green tea, coffee reduce diabetes death risk: Study

Green tea

Green tea is known to prevent cardiovascular disease, contains healthy bioactive compounds and has antioxidants called polyphenols that may lower the risk of some cancers.

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What you need to know:

  • Survival rate was recorded highest among individuals who took four or more cups of green tea and two or more cups of coffee daily.
  • The world marked Diabetes Day on November 14.
  • Obesity is the leading risk factor for diabetes.



Cases of diabetes are rising at an alarming rate. The World Health Organization (WHO) estimated that 26 per cent of bed occupancy in Kenya is due to diabetes while half of all kidney patients have diabetes.

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