Eating mangoes linked to low
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A new study has revealed that consumption of mangoes may have a positive effect
on blood sugar in obese individuals and reduce cancer risk.
The study led by Oklahoma State University's Nutritional Sciences Associate
Professor Edralin Lucas examined the effects of daily mango consumption on
clinical parameters and body composition in obese subjects.
According to the researcher, mango contains many nutrients and other bioactive
compounds that can provide various health benefits, a daily reported.
"It is high in fibre, vitamins A and C, as well as other minerals. In addition
to the positive effects on body fat, blood lipids and glucose, it is not
associated with serious side-effects such as negative effects on bone that is
linked with the use of rosiglitazone, a drug commonly used to lower blood
sugar," he said.
Blood sugar levels at the conclusion of the study were significantly lower than
the baseline in both male and female subjects.
These findings are the result of a single study and more research is needed on
the effects of mango consumption on human health and reduction in cancer risk.
Another research led by Institute for Obesity Research and Program Evaluation of
Texas A 'n' M University Assistant Professor and Research Director Susanne
Mertens-Talcott examined the effects of polyphenols found in fresh mangos
cancerous and non-cancerous breast cells.
This study suggested that mango polyphenols might limit inflammatory response in
both cancerous and non- cancerous breast cells.