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Research Confirms Resveratrol's Anti-Diabetic Potential

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Posted on May 10, 2011, 6 a.m.

A daily supplement of the polyphenol resveratrol has been shown to improve insulin resistance in people with type-2 diabetes.

A daily dose of the polyphenol resveratrol may prove useful in the treatment and/or prevention of type 2 diabetes. Researchers from Hungary’s University of Pécs studied 19 people with type-2 diabetes. Participants were randomly assigned to take resveratrol supplements (10 mg/day) or a placebo for four weeks. Results showed that insulin resistance decreased significantly in the participants who received the resveratrol. The researchers concluded: “Whether resveratrol (or some of its future derivatives) becomes a useful tool in combating type 2 diabetes is difficult to tell, although the fact that recent studies (including the present study) have demonstrated that the efficacy of resveratrol at low doses might increase the possibility for its medicinal application.”

Pál Brasnyóa, Gergő A. Molnára, Márton Mohása, Lajos Markóa, Boglárka Laczya, Judit Cseha, et al. Resveratrol improves insulin sensitivity, reduces oxidative stress and activates the Akt pathway in type 2 diabetic patients. Br J Nutr. 2011 Mar 9:1-7. [Epub ahead of print]

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