37 Strawberries A Day Keep Diabetes At Bay – Study Reveals!
Yes you read it right! A recent study on this bright red delicious fruit has revealed some interesting findings. The study was conducted by a team of researchers from the Salk Institute for Biological Studies.
Fisetin, a flavonoid present abundantly in strawberries has the ability to decrease both brain and kidney complications which are the result of diabetes according to this study.
The study was conducted on Akita mice, a mouse model with type 1 diabetes. These mice not only exhibit elevated blood sugar levels associated with type 1 diabetes but also other complications such as retinopathy, diabetic neuropathy and other neuropathies seen in humans suffering from type 1 and type 2 diabetes.
It was observed that the mice fed with fisetin supplements remained diabetic but kidney enlargement and high urine protein levels were reversed when compared to the mice that were not fed fisetin.
Moreover, brain and blood sugar levels were reduced in treated mice.
According to Pam Maher, the Corresponding author of the study, in order to get the levels of fisetin equivalent to what Akita mice got, humans would have to consume 37 strawberries everyday. Fisetin can also be taken in the form of supplements.