Broccoli could be an effective weapon against diabetes: Study

Broccoli could be an effective weapon against diabetes: Study

A promising study has suggested that broccoli can be potential weapon against type 2 diabetes as it contains an ingredient that can help control blood sugar levels.

Researchers found that sulforaphane, a chemical in cruciferous vegetables such as broccoli and sprouts, has shown to drag down glucose levels in lab experiments on diabetic rats.

The research team used computer models to identify gene changes linked with the diabetes, and sifted through thousands of chemicals in order to identify suitable compounds that might reverse those changes.

Anders Rosengren of University of Gothenburg in Sweden said, “We’re very excited about the effects we've seen and are eager to bring the extract to patients. We saw a reduction of glucose of about 10 per cent, which is sufficient to reduce complications in the eyes, kidneys and blood.”

That 10 per cent average reduction was found across a sample of 97 human volunteers who participated in a twelve-week randomized, placebo-controlled trial.

The encouraging findings of the new study appeared in the most recent edition of the journal Science Translational Medicine.

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