Aedin Cassidy, University of East Anglia (image) University of East Anglia Caption Eating high levels of flavonoids including anthocyanins and other compounds (found in berries, tea, and chocolate) could offer protection from type 2 diabetes -- according to research from the University of East Anglia and King's College London. High intakes of these dietary compounds are associated with lower insulin resistance and better blood glucose regulation. A study of almost 2,000 people also found that these food groups lower inflammation which, when chronic, is associated with diabetes, obesity, cardiovascular disease, and cancer. Credit University of East Anglia Usage Restrictions Please credit the University of East Anglia. Disclaimer: AAAS and EurekAlert! are not responsible for the accuracy of news releases posted to EurekAlert! by contributing institutions or for the use of any information through the EurekAlert system.