Green Tea: Prevention of diabetes, obesity and hypertension
New research by Hintzpeter et al may explain why Green Tea constituents (EGCG) help with various metabolic disorders such as insulin resistance, diabetes type 2, hypertension, dyslipidemia and obesity.
Studies at the Institute of Toxicology and Pharmacology at the University Medical School Schleswig-Holstein in Germany revealed that these health benefits may be attributed to an inhibition of the cortisol producing enzyme 11β-HSD1. There is strong evidence for an important role of 11β-HSD1 in various metabolic disorders.
Green tea has been associated with health benefits for many hundreds of years and this link between EGCG and prevention of diseases such as diabetes type 2 is an important step in the right direction!