Stevia leaves can potentially be used for improving Type 2 diabetes

(Natural News) Stevia rebaudiana, a member of the Asteraceae family, is widely known as a natural sweetener. Also called candyleaf, sweet leaf or sugarleaf due to its sweet-tasting leaves, the stevia plant has been used as an herbal medicine in many Eastern countries. According to studies, S. rebaudiana is bursting with medicinal properties, which include antibacterial, anti-hypertensive, anti-fungal, and...
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Publication date: Available online 25 September 2019Source: Canadian Journal of DiabetesAuthor(s): Tyler B. Dubois, Scot H. Simpson, Dean T. EurichAbstractObjectivesOur aim in this study was to determine whether differences exist in time to treatment intensification in newly treated type 2 diabetes patients in Canada and the United States (US).MethodsTwo separate retrospective cohorts of diabetes patients were used from Canada and the US. Time to treatment intensification (i.e. addition of a second antihyperglycemic agent after initial metformin use) was determined using multivariate Cox proportional hazard models.ResultsA...
Source: Canadian Journal of Diabetes - Category: Endocrinology Source Type: research
Publication date: Available online 9 December 2019Source: Seminars in Cell &Developmental BiologyAuthor(s): Tong Sun, Xiao HanAbstractDiabetes Mellitus is currently affecting more than 425 million people worldwide, among which over 90 % of the cases belong to type 2 diabetes. The number is growing quickly every year. Together with its many complications, the disease is causing tremendous social and economic burden and is classified as one of the leading causes of high morbidity and mortality rate. Residing in the islets of Langerhans, pancreatic beta cell serves as a central mediator in glucose homeostasis through secr...
Source: Seminars in Cell and Developmental Biology - Category: Cytology Source Type: research
Authors: Torres M, Herrera MT, Fabián-San-Miguel G, Gonzalez Y Abstract Diabetes mellitus, a metabolic disease characterized by hyperglycemia and poor glucose control, is a risk factor for Mycobacterium tuberculosis (M. tuberculosis) infection and the development of active tuberculosis. To evaluate whether M. tuberculosis infection susceptibility is associated with an intrinsic factor in monocytes from type 2 diabetes (T2D) patients or it is associated with hyperglycemia per se, we analyzed TLR-2 and TLR-4 expression by flow cytometry and the cytokines IL-1β, IL-6, IL-8, IL-10, and TNF-α by cytome...
Source: Journal of Immunology Research - Category: Allergy & Immunology Tags: J Immunol Res Source Type: research
ConclusionMCS has an anti-diabetic effect, which may be related to its improving the lipid metabolism disorder, reducing oxidative stress level and regulating insulin signaling pathway.
Source: Electronic Journal of Biotechnology - Category: Biotechnology Source Type: research
Publication date: Available online 9 December 2019Source: Colloids and Surfaces B: BiointerfacesAuthor(s): Francesca Saitta, Marco Signorelli, Dimitrios FessasAbstractA fifteen-components model membrane that reflected the 80% of phospholipids present in Insulin Secretory Granules was obtained and thermodynamic exploitation was performed, through micro-DSC, in order to assess the synergic contributions to the stability of a mixed complex system very close to real membranes. Simpler systems were also stepwise investigated, to complete a previous preliminary study and to highlight a hierarchy of interactions that can be now s...
Source: Colloids and Surfaces B: Biointerfaces - Category: Biochemistry Source Type: research
TYPE 2 diabetes is a chronic condition that requires a person to overhaul aspects of their lifestyle to keep rising blood sugar levels in check. Diet plays a decisive role in regulating blood sugar and warding off the threat of developing serious conditions and evidence is increasingly singling out certain items for their blood sugar-lowering benefits, including a certain fruit.
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To study whether minimal doses of arachidonic acid (AA), eicosapentaenoic acid (EPA) and docosahexaenoic acid (DHA) and lipoxin A4 (LXA4) and brain-derived neurotrophic factor (BDNF), when used in combination ...
Source: Lipids in Health and Disease - Category: Lipidology Authors: Tags: Research Source Type: research
ConclusionOur results revealed a considerable proportion of participants with serum 25(OH)D below the optimal level as well as a significant inverse association between vitamin D status and hyperglycemia among the factory workers. These findings highlight the importance of including the evaluation of vitamin D status as a part of annual health examinations for employees, and may help health policy- makers prevent or delay type 2 diabetes mellitus among the workers ’ population.
Source: Journal of Diabetes and Metabolic Disorders - Category: Endocrinology Source Type: research
This article discusses the available CGM and insulin pump systems and the clinical benefits of their use in adults with type 1 diabetes, intensively insulin-treated type 2 diabetes, and pregnant patients with preexisting diabetes.
Source: Endocrinology and Metabolism Clinics of North America - Category: Endocrinology Authors: Source Type: research
ConclusionsPost-prandial plasma metabolomics profiles suggest that a 2-m-long BLP RYGB does not have a negative impact on acute metabolite absorption. RYGB BPL length seems to influence post-prandial acetate levels, which could contribute to the additional positive metabolic outcomes.
Source: Obesity Surgery - Category: Surgery Source Type: research
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