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New Research Emerges on Innovative Standardized Bean Extract

Posted March 10, 2014

In line with its tradition of a research-based company, Indena has carried out further studies on its products for the health food market and is pleased to bring at Vitafoods 2014 its latest innovative standardized bean extract of Phaseolus vulgaris L. – Beanblock. According to the most recent clinical results it shows high performance for the regulation of appetite and healthy blood sugar levels.

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Specialized cognitive therapy improves blood sugar control in depressed diabetes patients

Posted February 25, 2014

Although maintaining good blood sugar control is crucial for avoiding complications of diabetes, it has been estimated that only about half of patients are successful in meeting target blood glucose levels. The prevalence of depression among diabetes patients – up to twice as high as in the general population – can interfere with patients’ ability to manage their diabetes. Now a group of Massachusetts General Hospital (MGH) investigators report that a program of cognitive behavioral therapy that addresses both mood and diabetes self-care led to improved blood sugar control and produced faster relief of depression in patients with poorly-controlled type 2 diabetes.

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Seed of Exotic Herb Helps to Manage Blood Sugar

Posted February 16, 2014

Widely cultivated in arid geographic regions such as the Indian subcontinent, Fenugreek (Trigonella foenum-graecum L.) is an annual plant in the family Fabaceae. Fenugreek leaves and seeds are commonly used as a traditional medicine for diabetes in Asia, with a number of previous studies demonstrating its capacity to acutely lower postmeal glucose levels.

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Ceylon cinnamon lowers blood sugar better than drugs: Study

Posted January 12, 2014

Type 2 diabetes is definitely among the more frustrating diseases, in that the conventional treatment model requires constant needle pricks while providing no actual cure. But a growing body of research suggests that regular supplementation with cinnamon could help in thwarting the onset of diabetes, and potentially even provide better relief than mainstream therapies for already-diagnosed diabetics.

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Three popular spices that lower blood sugar levels

Posted December 9, 2013

Spices have always been admired for their ability to improve the flavors of rudimentary dishes, and perhaps this will always remain their most loved feature. Despite their largely pragmatic uses in the kitchen, however, emerging studies continue to prove that many popular spices are nutritional powerhouses that possess undeniable medicinal value.

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Lowering blood pressure, cholesterol and blood sugar could halve obesity-related risk of heart disease

Posted November 22, 2013

Controlling blood pressure, serum cholesterol, and blood glucose may substantially reduce the risk of heart disease and stroke associated with being overweight or obese, according to a study from a worldwide research consortium led by a team from Harvard School of Public Health (HSPH), Imperial College London, and the University of Sydney. Among the three factors, high blood pressure was found to pose the biggest risk for heart disease, and an even bigger risk for stroke, among overweight or obese participants.

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Cinnamon for holiday cooking reduces blood sugar and can cure the common cold

Posted November 21, 2013

Cinnamon is a frequent addition to holiday meals such as pumpkin pie and mulled cider. Cinnamon can also be used to lower blood sugar, treat the common cold and thin blood. In fact, the drug Coumadin is derived from a synthetic form of cinnamon. Used in Chinese medicine, cinnamon is derived from the bark of a tree native to Ceylon (Sri Lanka). The oil from the tree bark contains the active ingredient, cinnamonaldehyde. Cinnamon oil is calming to the nervous system.

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Sweet potatoes lower blood sugar and 4 other amazing benefits

Posted November 15, 2013

It is a well-known fact that sweet potatoes are loaded with beta carotene and is an excellent source of vitamin A. However many people will shy away from them as a side dish due to the thought of it being too high in sugar. Despite the fact that they are primarily a carbohydrate they are also high in fiber and can actually help stabilize your blood sugar and lower insulin resistance. That is great news for type two diabetics.

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Brain may play key role in blood sugar metabolism and development of diabetes

Posted November 7, 2013

A growing body of evidence suggests that the brain plays a key role in glucose regulation and the development of type 2 diabetes, researchers write in the Nov. 7 issue of the journal Nature. If the hypothesis is correct, it may open the door to entirely new ways to prevent and treat this disease, which is projected to affect one in three adults in the United States by 2050.

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Lowering blood sugar could help prevent cognitive declines: Study

Posted October 25, 2013

People with higher blood sugar levels are more likely to have memory problems, according to new research that suggests reducing levels of blood sugar could help to protect against cognitive declines.

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