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Ginger Powder Supplementation May Benefit Type 2 Diabetics

Posted March 6, 2014

In a randomized, double-blind, placebo controlled trial involving 88 subjects affected by diabetes, supplementation with 3 one-gram capsules of ginger powder for a period of 8 weeks was found to benefit patients with type 2 diabetes, reducing fasting blood glucose levels (decreased 10.5%) and HbA1c levels and improving the quantitative insulin sensitivity check index (QUICKI), as compared to a placebo group that experienced a 21% increase in FBG.

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Antioxidant potential, cytotoxic activity and total phenolic content of Alpinia pahangensis rhizomes

Posted October 2, 2013

Alpinia pahangensis, a wild ginger distributed in the lowlands of Pahang, Malaysia, is used by the locals to treat flatulence. In this study, the antioxidant and cytotoxic activities of the crude aqueous methanol and fractionated extracts of Alpinia pahangensis against five different cancer and one normal cell lines were investigated. The total phenolic content of each extract and its fractions were also quantified. This is the first report on the antioxidant and cytotoxic activities of Alpinia pahangensis extract.

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Research Suggests Lean Beef Diet is Effective at Lowering Cholesterol

Posted April 30, 2012

Oatmeal, fish, olive oil and nuts are all well known for their cholesterol-lowering properties. But what about beef? New research suggests that a diet including lean beef can actually be effective in lowering LDL cholesterol just as effective, in fact, as some other popular, heart-healthy diets.

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