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Pumpkins for Insulin Shots?

January 16, 2022 Category :Diabetes Research 0

Extracts from pumpkin could replace or reduce the need for insulin injections for diabetics, according to a study published in the journal Chemistry and Industry. Chinese scientists have discovered that pumpkin extracts promote regeneration of damaged pancreatic cells in type 1 diabetic rats, thereby boosting the rats’ levels of insulin-producing beta cells and insulin in the blood. “Pumpkin extract is potentially a very good product for pre-diabetic persons, as well as those who have already developed diabetes,” said research leader Tao Xia of the East China Normal University.

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