Ginger & Blood Sugar

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Those who are diabetic are often also being treated for cardiovascular disease.  The uncontrolled blood sugar is often due to reduced insulin sensitivity.

One option for improving this is to find ways to improve insulin function.  A new study looked at the effect of ginger on insulin in those with diabetes.

Sixty four diabetics were given either 2 grams of ginger or placebo.  They measured various blood markers before and after and took into account dietary habits.  

They found that those taking the ginger had improved insulin sensitivity and lower LDL cholesterol.

Int J Food Sci Nutr. 2013

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