Buckwheat may help control diabetes ANI Tuesday, November 18, 2003 Washington - Research on buckwheat, a grain used in making pancakes and noodles, has proved it may be beneficial for diabetics. In a controlled study, Canadian researchers have shown that extracts of the seed lowered blood glucose levels by 12 to 19 percent when fed to diabetic rats. The study may lead to new uses of the grain as a dietary supplement to help diabetic people and others suffering from elevated glucose conditions, the researchers claim. Their findings will appear in the December 3 issue of the Journal of Agricultural and Food Chemistry, a peer- reviewed journal of the American Chemical Society, the world's largest scientific society. "With diabetes on the rise, incorporation of buckwheat into the diet could help provide a safe, easy and inexpensive way to lower glucose levels and reduce the risk of complications associated with the disease, including heart, nerve and kidney problems," says the study's lead author Carla G. Taylor, an associate professor in the Department of Human Nutritional Sciences at the University of Manitoba in Canada. Until similar studies are done on humans with diabetes, no one knows exactly how much buckwheat - in flour or extract form - must be eaten in order to obtain a beneficial effect on glucose levels, Taylor says. Further studies are needed, she adds. http://timesofindia.indiatimes.com/cms.dll/articleshow?msid=289898 Jai Maharaj http://www.mantra.com/jai Om Shanti Panchaang for 25 Kartik 5104, Tuesday, November 18, 2003: Shubhanu Nama Samvatsare Dakshinaya Jeevan Ritau Vrshchk Mase Krshn Pakshe Mangal Vasara Yuktayam Poorvaphalguni-Uttaraphalguni Nakshatr Vaidhruti Yog Vanij-Vishti Karan Dashami Yam Tithau Hindu Holocaust Museum http://www.mantra.com/holocaust Hindu life, principles, spirituality and philosophy http://www.hindu.org http://www.hindunet.org The truth about Islam and Muslims http://www.flex.com/~jai/satyamevajayate o Not for commercial use. Solely to be fairly used for the educational purposes of research and open discussion. The contents of this post may not have been authored by, and do not necessarily represent the opinion of the poster. The contents are protected by copyright law and the exemption for fair use of copyrighted works. o If you send private e-mail to me, it will likely not be read, considered or answered if it does not contain your full legal name, current e-mail and postal addresses, and live-voice telephone number. o Posted for information and discussion. Views expressed by others are not necessarily those of the poster.