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Garlic-based Drug can Treat Diabetes Types I and II

by VR Sreeraman on  November 22, 2008 at 1:02 PM Alternative Medicine News   - G J E 4
 Garlic-based Drug can Treat Diabetes Types I and II
A tablet-form garlic-based drug can treat diabetes types I and II, according to a new study.

The drug is based on vanadium and allaxin, a compound found in garlic.
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The study has been published in the new Royal Society of Chemistry journal Metallomics.

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When Hiromu Sakurai and colleagues from the Suzuka University of Medical Science, Japan, gave the drug orally to type I diabetic mice, they found it reduced blood glucose levels.

In previous work they had discovered the vanadium-allaxin compound treated both diabetes types when injected, but this new study shows the drug has promise as an oral treatment for the disease.

Type I diabetes (insulin dependent) is currently treated with daily injections of insulin, while type II (non-insulin dependent) is treated with drugs bearing undesirable side-effects - however - the researchers believe neither treatment is ideal.

The researchers aim to test the drug in humans in future work.

Source: ANI
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There can be many components inside garlic, such as APDS-allyl propyl disulphide, ALLICIN-diallyl disulphide oxide, flavonoids and many others. But the component, which has a great impact for your health is ALLICIN.
taulandi Friday, February 20, 2009

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