26 Sep 2012

Resveratrol shows potential for blood sugar control in Type 2 Diabetes: Human data

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Three months of consuming 250 milligrams per day of resveratrol helps with blood sugar control and improve blood pressure in type-2 diabetics.

 “The results of the present study support our hypothesis that resveratrol supplementation improves glycemic control and the associated risk factors in patients with type 2 diabetes mellitus,” wrote researchers in Nutrition Research .

“The study also suggests that resveratrol could be used as an effective adjuvant therapy with a conventional hypoglycemic regimen to treat type 2 diabetes mellitus.”

Other studies with only resveratrol have reported anti-cancer effects, anti-inflammatory effects, cardiovascular benefits, anti-diabetes potential, energy endurance enhancement, and protection against Alzheimer’s.

Study details

Sixty-two people were randomly assigned to receive their standard oral hypoglycemic agents with or without resveratrol (250 mg/d) for three months.

Results showed that average Hemoglobin A1C levels were 9.65 in the resveratrol group, compared to 9.99 in the control group. Systolic blood pressure was also significantly lower in the resveratrol group, compared to the control group: 127.92 versus 139.71 mmHg, respectively.

Significant improvements were also recorded in total cholesterol levels and total protein, said the researchers.

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