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Mulberry Leaves May Someday Have a Role in Diabetes Control
Mulberry leaves aren’t just for silkworms anymore: When fed to diabetes-induced rats, they have been shown to improve glucose levels.
A study at the Sri Sathya Institute of Higher Learning in India showed that mulberry leaves possess blood glucose-lowering and antioxidant properties that may help control fasting blood glucose.
One group of rats with diabetes was given a mix of 25 percent dried mulberry leaves along with its standard diet, while the other group was given only the standard diet for eight weeks.
The mulberry-eating rats had a significant decrease in fasting blood glucose levels and lipid oxidation.
-Clinica Chimica Acta, December 2003
Clinical adviser’s note: Do not drink mulberry tea or eat mulberry leaves in any form. The safety of mulberry intake by humans has not yet been established. In addition, the rodents tested in this study did not have insulin-resistant type 2 diabetes, but rather diabetes induced by streptozotocin, a chemical used in research studies that is toxic to insulin-producing cells in the pancreas.
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