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Raw garlic best for type 2 diabetics, say researchers

14 August 2011

HYDERABAD: One may find it hard to connect the humble garlic with increasing the efficiency of insulin, but research by a team of scientists from the city-based Indian Institute of Chemical Technology has revealed that raw garlic is the best natural medicine for type 2 diabetes.

Regular intake of raw garlic cloves will help in not only improving insulin sensitivity but also attenuating metabolic syndrome. Metabolic syndrome relates to health problems like obesity, decreased power of insulin and those related to the heart. Raw garlic will thus also help in bringing down one’s body weight.

“Our work is interesting as it recommends diabetics to consume raw garlic to reduce insulin resistance,” Dr Sanjay K. Banerjee, scientist, division of pharmacology, Indian Institute of Chemical Technology, said….

Read more: http://www.asianage.com/health-fitness/raw-garlic-best-type-2-diabetics-say-researchers-488

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Written by csirindia

August 16, 2011 at 5:49 am

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