Study Says Blueberries May Help Maintain Weight, Prevent Diabetes

0 Shares

Study says blueberries may help maintain weight, prevent diabetes The extract from North American lowbush blueberries biotransformed with bacteria from the skin of the fruit has shown promising results in tests against obesity and high blood sugar, according to new research.

Scientists from the Universite de Montreal, the Institut Armand-Frappier and the Universite de Moncton tested the blueberry juice on mice prone to obesity, insulin resistance, diabetes and hypertension, and discovered that the extract reduced their food intake and led to lower body weight.

They concluded that the biotransformed blueberry juice holds great therapeutic promise because it seems to decrease hyperglycemia by up to 35 percent and can protect young pre-diabetic animals from developing these metabolic conditions in the first place.

Dr. Pierre S. Haddad, a pharmacology professor at the Universite de Montreal Faculty of Medicine and senior study author, said studies in mice are valuable as their obesity and obesity-linked type 2 diabetes closely resemble the diseases in human.

Among other natural resources that can help lose and control weight are regular exercise, low-fat diet as well as nutritional supplements containing green tea extracts.
ADNFCR-1961-ID-19418451-ADNFCR

Personal Liberty

Special To Personal Liberty

You Sound Off! is written by our readers and appears the last Wednesday of each month. If you would like to submit an article or letter to the editor for consideration for You Sound Off!, send it to yousoundoff@personalliberty.com by the Friday before the last Wednesday of the month. To be considered, a submission should be 750 words or less and must include the writer's name, address and a telephone number. Only the writer's name will be published. Anonymous submissions will not be considered.

Join the Discussion

Comment Policy: We encourage an open discussion with a wide range of viewpoints, even extreme ones, but we will not tolerate racism, profanity or slanderous comments toward the author(s) or comment participants. Make your case passionately, but civilly. Please don't stoop to name calling. We use filters for spam protection. If your comment does not appear, it is likely because it violates the above policy or contains links or language typical of spam. We reserve the right to remove comments at our discretion.