Green tea extract may reduce type-1 diabetes risk: Mouse study
A compound in green tea called epigallocatechin gallate (EGCG) may reduce the risk of developing type-1 diabetes, suggests a new study with mice.
Dark chocolate may reduce cholesterol levels in diabetics
Dark chocolate could reduce cholesterol levels for people with diabetes, according to recent findings from a university study.
First human trial backs GS diabetes benefits
The first human trial on a patented extract of the Gymnema sylvestre (GS) plant has confirmed results from lab tests that the ingredient can help reduce blood glucose, adding weight to its diabetes benefits.
Low vitamin D linked to metabolic syndrome in seniors
Insufficient and deficient levels of vitamin D may increase the risk of metabolic syndrome by about 40 percent, according to new findings.
Is caffeine behind coffee’s anti-diabetic effects?
Coffee’s widely-reported potential anti-diabetes benefits may be related to the caffeine content of the beverage, claims a new study from Japan.
Vitamin K may reduce risk of type-2 diabetes
Increased intakes of vitamin K may reduce the risk of developing type-2 diabetes, says a new study with almost 40,000 Dutch men and women.
Probiotics could benefit metabolic syndrome, Danisco study
A new study by Danisco indicates that probiotics could help improve the metabolic syndrome by counteracting the adverse effects of a high-fat diet.
Orange juice may protect against bad effects of high fat meals
Flavonoids from orange juice may neutralise the detrimental effects of consuming a high-fat, high-carbohydrate meal, says a new study from the US.
Coffee again linked to anti-diabetes benefits
Consuming a whopping 12 cups of coffee a day may reduce the risk of diabetes by an impressive 67 percent, according to a new study with Native Americans.
Bilberry extract shows anti-diabetes benefits: Mouse study
Consumption of bilberries may reduce the levels of glucose in the blood, and provide a means of reducing the risk of diabetes, say the results of a study from Japan.
Soy may reduce diabetes risk in overweight women
Increased intakes of soy and its isoflavones may decrease the risk of type 2 diabetes in overweight women, says a new study from Japan.
Harvard advises on foods to help prevent diabetes
New guidelines from Harvard advises US consumers on the the types of food, beverages or ingredients that can help ward off diabetes, with recommendations including moderate coffee and alcohol alongside fiber and nuts.
TSI launches high-dose fenugreek form
Montana-based supplier TSI Health Sciences has launched a high-dose version of its fenugreek extract-based, glucose/insulin management ingredient, Promilin.
Study backs diabetes benefits of Indian plant extract
A patented extract of the Gymnema sylvestre plant has been found to stimulate insulin secretion in lab tests, opening the way for further research into its diabetes benefits.
Calcium and vitamin D may protect against diabetes: Study
Increased intakes of calcium and vitamin D may improve insulin levels, and offer protection against diabetes, independent of dairy intake, suggests a new study.
Vitamin K may have anti-diabetes benefits: Study
Supplements of vitamin K1 may reduce the development of insulin resistance in older men, and thereby offer protection against diabetes, suggests a new study.
Apple pectin may protect against metabolic syndrome
A highly methoxylated apple pectin (HMAP) may counter changes in
metabolism and cardiovascular health associated with the metabolic
syndrome, according to a study from Spain.
DSM brings blood sugar control ingredient to US
DSM has formally launched its new InsuVital ingredient in the US
market, where it hopes it will be snapped up by functional food
manufacturers looking to market their products to pre-diabetics.
TSI awarded US fenugreek patent
TSI Health Sciences has won a patent for its fenugreek seed extract-derived glucose/insulin management ingredient, Promilin.
Hydrocolloids' health benefits extended
Hydrocolloid ingredients commonly used as gelling agents,
emulsifiers and stabilizers may also have benefits for diabetics,
suggests new research from the Dow Chemical Company.
Nutrition 21 warned over share price
New York supplement company Nutrition 21 has received a warning
that it could face delisting from Nasdaq if its share price does
not regain the $1 minimum over the next 180 days.
Vitamin K help for diabetes?
The vitamin K dependant protein osteocalcin may have a positive
effect on reducing obesity and diabetes, suggests a new study with
Pumpkin extract may protect against diabetes
An extract from pumpkin (Cucurbita ficifolia) may improve
blood glucose levels in diabetics, and exert antioxidant effects,
suggests an animal study from China.
More magnesium-rich food for less diabetes - meta-analysis
Eating more magnesium-rich foods, like green leafy vegetables and
nuts, may reduce the risk of type-2 diabetes, suggests a
meta-analysis of observational studies.
Mulberry extract may prevent diabetes - study
A new mulberry powder, rich in a compound that inhibits the
digestion of carbohydrates, may have the potential to prevent
diabetes, suggests a new study from Japan.
Nutrition 21 brand sales increase, ingredients steady
Nutrition 21 has reported significant operating losses in its
second quarter after bolstering marketing expenses to support its
shift into finished products – an effort it said has paid off in
Review supports chromium picolinate's diabetes benefits
Chromium picolinate as a nutritional supplement for diabetics does
have a significant positive effect on blood sugar, insulin, and
cholesterol levels, says a new review.
More support for beta-glucan's anti-diabetes benefits
Increasing the intake of the soluble fibre beta-glucan decreased
the glucose and insulin response in overweight men, and could help
reduce the risk of diabetes, says a new study.
More support for coffee's anti-diabetes benefits
Drinking four or more cups of coffee a day could cut the risk of
developing type-2 diabetes by over 23 per cent, say American and
Nutrition 21 slides by Q1 with optimism
Nutrition 21 has reported a spike in sales in its first quarter
2007 results, as it says its shift from ingredients to finished
products is paying off.
Indian probiotic yoghurt linked to slower diabetes development
A daily supplement of the Indian probiotic yoghurt, dahi, may lower
the risk of diabetes, says a new study from the home of the dairy
Cinnamon extract could ease metabolic syndrome
A daily supplement of cinnamon extract may boost antioxidant
defences and reduce the oxidative stress linked to the metabolic
syndrome, suggest results from a small placebo-controlled,
double-blind study from the US.
Magnesium-rich wholegrains could lower diabetes risk for US black women
Daily consumption of wholegrains, a rich source of magnesium,
previously reported to lower the risk of diabetes in white women,
could also cut the risk in the group termed by the researchers as
black women by about 30 per cent, says...
DSM explores anti-diabetic activity of green tea extract
The green tea extract, epigallocatechin gallate (EGCG), improved
glucose tolerance in diabetic rodents, and "could potentially
contribute to nutritional strategies for the prevention of type-2
diabetes," says a new study...
Chilli could boost insulin control, says study
Regular consumption of chilli pepper could improve control of
insulin levels after eating, helping obese people and diabetics
manage their levels, says research from Australia.
Insoluble fibre could protect against diabetes, more evidence
A German clinical trial has reported that eating a fibre-enriched
bread for only three days improved insulin sensitivity in
overweight and obese women by eight per cent, as the evidence for
fibre protection against type-2 diabetes...
Chromium supplement offers diabetes hope - animal study
Researchers have reported how chromium picolinate improves muscle
sensitivity to insulin in obese, insulin-resistant rats - findings
that could have implications for diabetic humans.
Obesity may contribute to type 1 diabetes, say scientists
Obesity has long been recognized as a cause for type-2 diabetes,
but scientists now say that the disease may be a factor in
accelerated type-1 diabetes in some children.
Protein mixture boosts insulin response in type 2 diabetics
Consuming a protein hydrolysate and amino acid mixture with
carbohydrates increases insulin production in type 2 diabetics, and
could therefore help control their blood sugar levels after a meal,
reports Dominique Patton.
Whey supplement could help blood sugar control
Taking a whey supplement with meals can help stimulate insulin
release in type 2 diabetics, shows a Swedish study.
Tea could prevent diabetes and cataracts
Tea is once again being heralded as something more than a
refreshing brew as research suggests it may prevent diabetes and
complications associated with the disease.
Chromium picolinate is best absorbed, shows study
A study showing that chromium picolinate has superior absorption to
other types of chromium could lead supplement manufacturers to
rethink their formulations, reports Jess Halliday.
MRI launches controlled-release alpha-lipoic acid formulation
Medical Research Institute has announced the introduction of
Glucotize, a patented, controlled-release alpha-lipoic acid (ALA)
formulation which represents a step forward in nutraceutical
approaches to diabetes care.
Obesity - diabetes link: much more than food?
As EU Commissioner Kyprianou launches a new platform involving the
food industry and stakeholders to tackle rising obesity levels, new
research finds influences on diabetes - obesity link could be much
more than food, reports Lindsey...
Flavonols in chocolate could be behind heart health benefits
Another study on chocolate finds that the dark variety decreases
blood pressure and improves insulin sensitivity in healthy people,
lending weight to its potential for heart health.
Scientists believe type 3 diabetes uncovered
Scientists in the US believe they may have found a new type of
diabetes after discovering that insulin and its related proteins
are produced in the brain and that reduced levels of both
contribute to Alzheimer's.
How prenatal diet can raise risk of diabetes in offspring
Poor prenatal nutrition permanently damages the function of
insulin-producing cells in the pancreas, which could explain why
babies that weigh less at birth are at higher risk of diabetes, say
Anthocyanins may help fight diabetes
Fruit compounds called anthocyanins could help lower blood sugar
levels in people with diabetes, suggest preliminary tests on
Natural hormone could help treat metabolic syndrome
The natural hormone DHEA could play a role in the prevention and
treatment of the metabolic syndrome associated with abdominal
obesity, according to research published this week.
Further evidence vitamin E fights diabetes
A daily dose of vitamin E may help delay the onset of type 2
diabetes in overweight adults at high risk of the disease,
according to preliminary research.