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Therapies Aimed At Type 2 Diabetes And Kidney Disease May Be Developed From Compound Found In Purple Corn

Posted September 20, 2012

Diabetic nephropathy is one of the most serious complications related to diabetes, often leading to end-stage kidney disease. Purple corn grown in Peru and Chile is a relative of blue corn, which is readily available in the U.S. The maize is rich in anthocyanins (also known as flavonoids), which are reported to have anti-diabetic properties.