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Thursday, June 22, 2017

Antioxidant in Broccoli May Help Fight Diabetes

An antioxidant found in broccoli, called sulforaphane, may provide a new option for treating type 2 diabetes, according to a study published online June 14 in Science Translational Medicine.

"We identified a substance called sulforaphane that we showed reduces the exaggerated glucose production from the liver, which is a central mechanism in type 2 diabetes," lead author Anders Rosengren, MD, PhD, of the University of Gothenburg, Sweden, commented to Medscape Medical News.

The work is the first to show that sulforaphane targets increased glucose production by the liver in type 2 diabetes.


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