Lifestyle Health and Wellbeing 15 Jun 2017 Extract from this ve ...

Extract from this vegetable could be secret cure for diabetes

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Published Jun 15, 2017, 3:40 pm IST
Updated Jun 15, 2017, 3:40 pm IST
More than 300 million people around the world have diabetes.
Diabetes has become a growin epidemic. (Photo: Pixabay)
 Diabetes has become a growin epidemic. (Photo: Pixabay)

The secret to treating diabetes may lie in broccoli. Researchers claim a compound in the vegetable can help lower blood sugar levels, the Daily Mail reported.

Consuming or drinking it in the form of juice could also help stop type 2 diabetes. Currently, there are issues with existing drug treatments. One of them is a blood-sugar lowering drug called Metformin. However, the drug affects the kidneys of 15% of diabetics taking it.

 

Sulforaphane, the compound found in broccoli has very few side effects, Professor Anders Rosengren, of the Lund University Diabetes Centre told the Daily Mail. Adding it has "potential to become an important compliment to existing treatment options for type 2 diabetes".

Sulforaphane was also found the compound had a tremendous benefit for obese patients with type 2 diabetes and people with pre-diabetes. Rosengren also suggested changed to lifestyle is the most important therapy for type 2 diabetes, as it has become a worldwide epidemic. More than 300 million people have diabetes globally.

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