Broccoli Sprout Extract May Help to Treat Type 2 Diabetes
An effective new treatment for type 2 diabetes could be sitting in your fridge, according to the results of a new study.
Researchers found that a compound found in broccoli sprouts and other cruciferous vegetables led to a significant improvement in fasting blood glucose levels among obese adults with type 2 diabetes.
Furthermore, the compound, which is called sulforaphane, was found to reduce the amount of glucose produced by cultured liver cells, and it also appeared to reverse abnormal gene expression in the livers of rats.
The study – conducted by Annika Axelsson, of the Lund University Diabetes Center in Sweden, and colleagues – was recently published in the journal Science Translational Medicine.