Diabetes

New Study Reveals Ingredient In Broccoli That Might Help Those With 2 Diabetes Control Blood Sugar Level

Broccoli contains an ingredient that can help those with type 2 diabetes control their blood sugar level according to a new study.

Sulforaphane

Sulforaphane, a chemical in vegetables such as broccoli and sprouts, is thought to be responsible in lowering glucose levels as experiments on diabetic rats revealed. It’s is thought that sulforaphane might be a replacement to metformin for some patients, up to fifteen percent of those with diabetes can’t take metformin because of it’s risk of liver and kidney damage. Sulforaphane deactivates enzymes in the liver that stimulate glucose output, on the other hand, Metformin makes cells more sensitive to insulin, reducing the amount of glucose in the bloodstream.

Researchers used computer models to identify genetic changes linked with type 2 diabetes, and then searched…