alexa Abstract | The Relationship between Habitual Coffee and Tea Consumption and Type 2 Diabetes Mellitus among Libyan Adults

Open Access

OMICS International organises 3000+ Global Conferenceseries Events every year across USA, Europe & Asia with support from 1000 more scientific Societies and Publishes 700+ Open Access Journals which contains over 50000 eminent personalities, reputed scientists as editorial board members.

Open Access Journals gaining more Readers and Citations

700 Journals and 15,000,000 Readers Each Journal is getting 25,000+ Readers

This Readership is 10 times more when compared to other Subscription Journals (Source: Google Analytics)

Research Article Open Access


Libya has the highest prevalence of type 2 diabetes mellitus in North Africa. This disease is highly affected by patients Lifestyle such as habitual consumption of certain meals and beverages. Black and green tea and coffee are traditional beverages that are daily consumed by many Libyans. In this study we asked the question of is there any association between coffee or tea consumption and predisposing factors of developing type 2 diabetes such as fasting blood glucose, blood pressure, and obesity as calculated by Body Mass Index (BMI)?. In the literature, there are inconsistent results regarding this association. Our study included 396 Libyan diabetic patients (292 females and 104 males) with mean age of 49±17 years from Tripoli center of diabetes. This study performed during a period of seven months from Apr 2013 to Oct 2013. We also included control patients who were coffee or tea non consumer type2 diabetics. The results of this prospective study showed that coffee, green tea, and black tea consumption may help in reduce fasting blood glucose of type 2 male and female diabetics. In addition, green tea consumption strongly reduces blood cholesterol, blood pressure and BMI while black tea has weaker effect. In contrast, coffee consumption increases blood cholesterol, BMI and blood pressure in both male and female diabetics

To read the full article Peer-reviewed Article PDF image

Author(s): Rehab R Walli, Rabea A Almosrati, Amal A Zaied, Farah M El Shummakhi, Elham G Bredae, Omar K Shalaka


Coffee, black tea, cholesterol, fasting blood glucose, green tea, obesity, Diabetes Research and Clinical Practice,Diabetes Research and Clinical Practice

Recommended Journals

Share This Page

Additional Info

Loading Please wait..
Peer Reviewed Journals
Make the best use of Scientific Research and information from our 700 + peer reviewed, Open Access Journals
International Conferences 2017-18
Meet Inspiring Speakers and Experts at our 3000+ Global Annual Meetings

Contact Us

© 2008-2017 OMICS International - Open Access Publisher. Best viewed in Mozilla Firefox | Google Chrome | Above IE 7.0 version