Tuesday, 10 July 2007

Pumpkin extract can help with type 1 diabetes?

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A favorite snack food of mine are pumpkin seeds. Along with peanuts, walnuts and sunflower seeds, pumpkin seeds are tasty and nutritious as well. Try adding them to a trail mix someday -- they are great!

They are more than tasty, though; recent research out of China points to pumpkin seeds as a way to help halt type 1 diabetes. The study, of course, was performed on rats (aren't all the good ones?).

The study concluded that Asian pumpkin extract may help protect pancreatic cells from being destroyed by the ravages of type 1 diabetes. Although these results are preliminary, I hope they prove true. You couldn't ask for a better way to help the body defend itself from diabetes.

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