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Investigating mango as a functional food

Mango supplementation improves blood glucose in obese individuals.

Study under review: Mango supplementation improves blood glucose in obese individuals

Introduction

Could something as simple as a mango really help combat the epidemic of type 2 diabetes? The study in question investigated freeze-dried mango to determine if its beneficial effects on body composition, blood glucose, and blood lipids in mice[1] translate to obese humans. Obese adults are at a much increased risk of type 2 diabetes. Prevention efforts are difficult due to long-standing eating and activity patterns, thus the importance of research into easily-useable approaches to reducing blood sugar.

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