Experts find diabetes benefits in green tea compound

02/19/2012 | NutraIngredients

The green tea compound epigallocatechin gallate appeared to improve the size and function of the islets of Langerhans and protected them from the effects of type 2 diabetes onset in mice. The findings, published in Nutrition & Metabolism, suggest EGCG supplementation could provide beta cell protection in humans, the researchers said, noting more study is needed.

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