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They find a food capable of reducing blood sugar levels by up to 50%

Diabetes is a disease that raises blood sugar levels above normal. In the long term, this can cause all kinds of problems in the body. From damaging the eyes, kidneys, nerves, skin, heart, bones or blood vessels… to making it difficult to control blood pressure and cholesterol (if left untreated, it can lead to heart attack or -even- in dementia). All of the above means that diabetics must have the permanently controlled blood glucose levels.

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Now, a group of scientists from has discovered that a vegetable commonly used could help reduce by up to 50 percent blood sugar levels. The results of the study were presented at the 97th annual meeting of the San Diego Endocrine Society. Its main author, Anthony Ojieh, from Delta State University (Abraka, Nigeria), explained that -according to his findings- the onion bulb extract can greatly enhance the results of the metforminwhich is a fairly common antidiabetic drug, and “reduce considerably” high blood sugar levels and cholesterol.

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