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Flavonoid in Strawberries May Limit Diabetes Complications

Posted: Saturday, July 09, 2011

Researchers have shown that fisetin, a type of flavonoid found in strawberries and to a lesser extent in other foods, reduces neurologic complications and kidney damage in a mouse model of type 1 diabetes.
 
The research, suggests that fisetin may reduce diabetes complications by protecting nerve cells from toxic insults and by direct effects of antioxidant and anti-inflammatory activity.
 
Significantly, the study found that oral fisetin reduced methylglyoxal-protein glycation in the kidney, brain, and blood of diabetic mice, lending support to the hypothesis that complications of diabetes share common pathogenic mechanisms, the study authors say. 

Source: Diabetes In Control, PLoS ONE. Published online June 27, 2011.

 
 
 
 
 
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