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Food & Nutritionals Research

Sep 1, 2006

From the ADA Scientific Sessions

Fruit and Veggie Intake is Poor

Baltimore, Maryland, researchers say that compared to recommendations, consumption of adequate amounts of fruit and vegetable intake is poor.

According to data collected from the National Health and Nutrition Examination Survey (NHANES), which was conducted between 1999 and 2002, only 21 percent of adults consumed the two or more servings of fruit and 32 percent consumed the three or more servings of vegetables as recommended by the USDA.

Only 8 percent met both fruit and vegetable recommendations.

“These results further demonstrate the need for widespread public health action for the promotion of healthy diets.”

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Resveratrol Stimulates Glucose Uptake

Canadian researchers says that resveratrol—a red wine polyphenol—is a “unique agent that selectively stimulates glucose uptake but inhibits mitogenesis in muscle cells, making it a promising agent for the treatment of insulin resistance.”

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Herbal Extract Lowers After-Meal Insulin Response and BGs

“The extract of Salacia oblonga lowers acute [blood glucose] in persons with type 2 diabetes after a high-carbohydrate meal,” say Cincinnati, Ohio, researchers. “The long-term benefits of this herbal extract on [blood glucose] control should be explored within this population to determine its value in the realm of nutritive therapy.”

Sixty-six patients with diabetes within a multicenter, randomized, double-blind, three-treatment, crossover design were evaluated. While in a fasted state, the participants received either

  • a standard liquid meal containing 110 grams of carbohydrate, 18 grams of protein and 12 grams of fat (control group)
  • the control group diet plus 240 mg Salacia oblonga extract
  • the control group diet plus 480 mg Salacia oblonga extract

Both levels of the herbal extract significantly decreased the after-meal insulin response and lowered BGs.

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Nothing Fishy About Fish Oil’s Effects on Diabetes

In research presented at the ADA Scientific Sessions in Washington, D.C., patented Omega-3 fish oil concentrates were found to improve glucose uptake and improve cell viability.

In the study, Arctic Omega, ProOmega, Pro-DHA and Pro-EFA were used. All of these omega-3 fish oil concentrates are manufactured by Nordic Naturals, Inc., of Watsonville, California.

For more information, log on to www.nordicnaturals.com or call (800) 662-2544.

Source: Nordic Naturals, Inc.

—D. Trecroci


Categories: Blood Glucose, Diabetes, Diabetes, Food, Insulin, Nutrition Research, Type 2 Issues



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