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Ginseng May Lower Blood-Sugar Levels


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Ginseng May Lower Blood-Sugar Levels

ATLANTA, Ga.--The April 9 issue of The Archives of Internal Medicine reported that diabetic patients who took ginseng had a noticeable reduction in blood-sugar response after a meal. Conducted at the University of Toronto, researchers tested nine people with Type II diabetes and 10 people without diabetes. Over several weeks, each patient received four treatments of three grams of ginseng or a placebo, followed by 25 grams of sugar glucose-similar to a "small breakfast." Blood samples taken two hours later showed a 20 percent reduction in blood sugar levels. Ginseng may slow the rate that food is moved from the stomach and digested by the small intestine.

Vladimir Vuksa, head of the research team, said that this study was a good first step. The study was partially sponsored by Chai-Na-Ta Corp. For further information, visit www.archinternmed.com.

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