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Insulin Resistance

Magnesium shows insulin benefits in non-diabetics: Study

Posted November 1, 2013

Increased intakes of magnesium are associated with decreased metabolic biomarkers of insulin resistance in non-diabetics, says a new study.

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Camel milk ameliorates steatohepatitis, insulin resistance and lipid peroxidation in experimental non-alcoholic fatty liver disease

Posted October 13, 2013

Camel milk (CM) is gaining increasing recognition due to its beneficial effects in the control and prevention of multiple health problems. The current study aimed to investigate the effects of CM on the hepatic biochemical and cellular alterations induced by a high-fat, cholesterol-rich diet (HCD), specifically, non-alcoholic fatty liver disease (NAFLD).

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Ginger for type 2 diabetics: This power herb is scientifically proven to increase insulin sensitivity

Posted June 27, 2013

Ginger may help increase insulin sensitivity in patients with type 2 diabetes, according to the findings of a recent study conducted by researchers from the Tabriz University of Medical Sciences in Iran and published in the International Journal of Food Sciences and Nutrition.

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High Dairy Consumption May Improve Insulin Resistance

Posted May 29, 2013

A study by researchers at the University at Buffalo and the University of Manitoba has found that consumption of high amounts of low-fat dairy food over a six-month period improved a marker of insulin resistance in healthy adults but had no ill effect on body weight and composition, energy expenditure, blood pressure, blood glucose, and blood lipid and lipoprotein responses.

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Turmeric – A fierce superfood spice that melts away body fat and defeats insulin resistance

Posted May 23, 2013

Besides garnering attention as a a veritable fountain of youth, cancer tamer and fibromyalgia remedy, turmeric has proven itself to be a formidable weight loss superfood as well. Easing inflammation is just one benefit of this golden beauty. It also mitigates insulin resistance and balances blood glucose levels while helping to prevent the spread of fat tissue – providing a powerful tool in the battle of the bulge. A staple in Asian cultures for centuries, turmeric is a safe, flavorful and nutrient-packed addition to any diet or weight loss plan.

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Grape Seed Oil Improves Inflammation and Insulin Resistance in Overweight and Obese Women

Posted April 14, 2013

In a study involving 44 overweight or obese women, supplementation with grape seed oil (15% of energy consumed from GSO) through a weight loss diet for a period of 8 weeks was found to be associated with reductions in hs-CRP, HOMA-IR scores and TNF-alpha, as compared to a control group who received sunflower oil.

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This Antioxidant Duo Fights Inflammation and Insulin Resistance

Posted April 3, 2013

Research continues to mount providing evidence that two protective nutrients can help squelch the flames of systemic inflammation that are at the root of many chronic diseases. Further evidence exists to confirm the effective properties of resveratrol and quercetin, two nutrients perhaps best known for their antioxidant properties, in restoring normal insulin function that can lower the risk from metabolic conditions including diabetes.

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Vitamin D and 6 More Supplements to Help Manage Type 2 Diabetes

Posted March 12, 2013

If you have type 2 diabetes or are among the estimated 79 million Americans at risk for the disease, there’s some good news about how vitamin D and other natural supplements can help you better manage the disease. Whether it’s better glucose control, prevention of diabetes complications, improved insulin resistance, or more, there are supplements that may help.

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Cocoa may help diabetics regulate insulin, says study

Posted March 7, 2013

Diets rich in cocoa may help people with diabetes to regulate insulin levels, according to new research.

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Guava leaf extracts promote glucose metabolism in SHRSP.Z-Leprfa/Izm rats by improving insulin resistance in skeletal muscle

Posted March 2, 2013

Metabolic syndrome (MS) and type 2 diabetes mellitus (T2DM) have been associated with insulin-resistance; however, the effective therapies in improving insulin sensitivity are limited. This study is aimed at investigating the effect of Guava Leaf (GL) extracts on glucose tolerance and insulin resistance in SHRSP.Z-Leprfa/Izm rats (SHRSP/ZF), a model of spontaneously metabolic syndrome.

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