Tuesday, September 28, 2010

Fight Diabetes with Seaweed

Trouble with diabetes? Could be, seaweed solution. Thus the results of medical research, published magazines Plant Foods for Human Nutrition December 2008 issue. According to research from the University Awai K Aomori, Japan, the content of methanol extracts from seaweeds Echlonia type stolonifera efficacious as anti-diabetic and anti-oxidants. Test efficacy studies that brown seaweed using rats exposed to diabetes and in vitro methods.

The content of high-level polyfenol strongly inhibit alpha-glucosidase in vitro and prevent the increase in plasma glucose and lipid peroxide levels in a rat experiment in small doses. The study also showed that rats fed seaweed extract for four weeks could reduce the high levels of plasma glucose after the animals were given a sugar crystal.

Inhibition of alpha-glucosidase is an effective way to prevent the development of diabetes. Control of blood glucose is also essential for hyperglycemic patients. Awai concluded that seaweed type E. stolonifera useful as a food is healthy and has the effect of anti-diabetic and antioxidant in vivo. In addition, seaweed is also useful to prevent diabetes and is also useful for development as anti-diabetic medication and entered as a healthy food menu. (Material taken from foodconsumer.org)

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