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Diabetes may be Treated by Scottish Blaeberry

by Kathy Jones on June 4, 2010 at 9:10 PM

 Diabetes may be Treated by Scottish Blaeberry
Researchers say that extract of one of Scotland's most popular wild fruits - the blaeberry - could be used to treat diabetes.

In their study, Aberdeen University scientists will explore the possibility of using a concentrated capsule form of the blaeberry to combat the disease.
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To come up with the conclusion, scientists will use overweight male volunteers in the study which will examine whether taking a capsule form of the fruit improves symptoms in patients with Type 2 diabetes.

Type 2 diabetes is a form of the disease which develops when the body either does not produce enough insulin or the insulin that is produced fails to work properly, reports The Scotsman.
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Lead researcher Dr Nigel Hoggard, from Aberdeen University's Rowett Institute for Nutrition and Health, said: "The exact link between Type 2 diabetes and obesity has never been pinpointed. We think the answer to their connection lies in fat tissue. When fat increases, this is associated with a low grade inflammation, and the release of a number of hormones into the blood.

"It is these hormones, and how they act on the glucose in our body, which we believe causes Type 2 diabetes to occur."

He explained: "We know that blaeberries - which come from the same family as blueberries - are naturally very high in a chemical substance called 'polyphenols'. We believe this substance could reduce the inflammation which occurs when fat increases."

A university spokeswoman said: "We'll be asking volunteers to take a concentrated form of the berry as a capsule three times daily - equating to approximately 11/2 cups of blaeberries - to test whether this helps reduce inflammation associated with the increased fat tissue, and, therefore, improve their diabetic symptoms.

"Sixty overweight male volunteers with Type 2 diabetes between the ages of 40 to 70 who live in Aberdeen city, shire or the surrounding area, are being sought for the three-week study."

Source: ANI
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