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Why do all Diabetics should know about turmeric

Updated on April 9, 2016


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Why do all Diabetics should know about turmeric

recent literature review turmeric_diabetes_greenmedinfoA published in the International Journal of Endocrinology and metabolism, entitled "Anti-Hyperglycemic effect of insulin sensitizing effects of turmeric and its constituent Curcumin principle adds promising new support that ancient Indian spice turmeric can provide an ideal alternative to drug treatment and possibly even diabetes prevention type 2, which became the most common diagnoses in the world.

Reviewed study Published between 1998 to 2013, which indicates that the active polyphenols in turmeric, known as Curcumin can provide an ideal intervention to type 2 diabetes, which is able to mitigate specific pathophysiological features of disease such as elevated blood sugar levels (hyperglycemia) and insulin resistance.

Nineteen of the studies reviewed were cells (in vitro) and animals (in vivo), all of which have shown beneficial effects. Five studies were human clinical trials using turmeric and Curcumin, three of which were held in those with diabetes or pre-diabetes.

Amazing animal and cell studies literature concluded that Curcumin may ameliorate the condition of the type 2 diabetic through 10 completely different mechanisms such as:

The decrease in the production of glucose liver
Reduction of liver glycogen
Stimulation of increasing Glucose uptake (by increasing GLUT4 gene expression and GLUT2, GLUT3)
AMP kinase activation extension
Promotion of PPAR γ ligand binding activity
Suppression of hyperglycemia induced inflammatory condition
It stimulates the secretion of insulin from the pancreas tissues
Improving the function of pancreas cells
The increase in the phosphorylation of AKT
An increase in insulin receptor β and reduce insulin resistance

Human clinical studies on diabetes and pre-diabetic showed that Curcumin were the following beneficial effects:

Glucose lowering effect
Improve the function of beta cells
Fatty acid oxidation, improving and using

One of these studies, it is worth highlighting, as it turned out, turmeric extract was highly effective in preventing the development of diabetes for pre-diabetic subjects. The study is Published in 2012, in the journal of the American Diabetes Association in your own Diabetes Care and entitled "Curcumin Extract for prevention of type 2 diabetes," it was established that the administration of six capsules containing 250 mg of Curcumin daily for 9 months 100% effective in preventing the development of diabetes type 2 in prediabetics; more specifically: "16.4% of subjects in the placebo group were diagnosed with T2DM, while none have been diagnosed with T2DM.



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