Fruit compounds could help treat obesity, type 2 diabetes, and CVD

Fruit compounds could help treat obesity, type 2 diabetes, and CVD

In the journal Diabetes, researchers reveal that the two fruit compounds work together to reduce blood glucose levels, improve insulin activity, and boost the health of arteries, medicalnewstoday.com reports.

 

Obesity affects more than a third of adults in the United States, raising their risk of heart disease, type 2 diabetes, stroke, and some forms of cancer.

 

At the same time, cardiovascular disease (CVD) - a term used to describe diseases of the heart and blood vessels - is responsible for around 1 in 3 deaths in the U.S., while diabetes affects around 9.3 percent of Americans.

 

Such statistics highlight the need for more effective treatment strategies for these conditions.

 

Now, study leader Paul Thornalley, professor in systems biology at Warwick, and colleagues suggest red grapes and oranges may pave the way for such treatments.

 

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