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Turmeric With Omega-3 Prevents Type-2 Diabetes, Claims Indian Origin Scientist

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| July 18 , 2015 , 12:10 IST
[caption id="attachment_84628" align="aligncenter" width="700"]Diabetes, Turmeric,  Curcumin In Turmeric Curcumin, a substance in turmeric, combined with an omega-3 fat may potentially prevent diabetes, researchers, led by an Indian-origin scientist.[/caption] Curcumin, a substance in turmeric, combined with an omega-3 fat may potentially delay or prevent the onset of type-2 diabetes, researchers, led by an Indian-origin scientist, say. Health scientists from the University of Newcastle's Nutraceuticals Research Group, led by Professor Manohar Garg, are seeking 80 recruits for a new clinical study to find out whether the Indian spice combined with an omega-3 fat can delay the onset of type 2 diabetes or prevent it altogether. The root cause of type 2 diabetes is systemic inflammation, which impacts insulin secretion and function," said Garg. "We want to nip the inflammation in the bud," he said. ALSO READ: Indians At Higher Risk Of Diabetes "This study will use two bioactive compounds that we find in food - curcumin and omega-3 fat. Both are very important anti-inflammatory agents," Garg said. Curcumin, derived from turmeric, is part of the ginger family and commonly used for food colouration. Its healing properties are well known in India. "Turmeric has been used for centuries to promote healing of bruises, sprains, wounds and inflammation," he said. "Nowadays in India the level of curcumin (turmeric) intake has dropped considerably as people switch to Westernised fast foods, and it parallels with a significant rise in type 2 diabetes cases. In fact the disease is now an epidemic in India and may soon be the number one health burden," said Garg. The randomised control trial will test both compounds, with the recruitment group being segregated into four. ALSO READ: Ancestral Diets Increase Risk Of Diabetes In Middle Class Indians: Study One will get curcumin only, the second will get omega-3 fat only, the third will receive both, and the fourth will serve as a control group. The capsules contain 200 milligrammes of curcumin and one gramme of omega-3 fat respectively. People who are prone to develop diabetes because of impaired glucose tolerance or impaired fasting glucose, and who are aged between 30 and 70, may be eligible. "The anti-inflammatory mechanisms surrounding curcumin and omega-3 fats are different, so we want to test if they complement each other and have treatment synergies beyond their individual effects," Garg said. "Our thinking is that the combination is safe, free of any side-effects and may prove to be as effective as drugs used for management of diabetes," he added.

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India origin scientist is right.

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India Origin scientist is great, I also take any turmeric with Omega-3 in order to prevent my type-2 diabetes. I was diagnosed with type 2 Diabetes and put on Metformin on June 26th, 2014. I started the ADA diet and followed it 100% for a few weeks and could not get my blood sugar to go below 140. Finally i began to panic and called my doctor, he told me to get used to it. He said I would be on metformin my whole life and eventually insulin. At that point i knew something wasn't right and began to do a lot of research. On April 13th I found this book on http://www.natural-diabetestreatment.com/how-to-cure-my-diabetes-naturally/. I read the book from end to end that night because everything the writer was saying made absolute sense. I started the diet that day and the next morning my blood sugar was down to 100, the next day was in the 90's and now i have a fasting blood sugar between Mid 70's and the 80's. My doctor took me off the metformin after just one week of being on this lifestyle change. I have lost over 30 pounds in a month. I now work out twice a day and still have tons of energy. I have lost 6+ inches around my waist and I am off my high blood pressure medication too. I have about 20 more pounds to go till my body finds its ideal weight. The great news is, this is a lifestyle I can live with, it makes sense and it works. God Bless the writer. I wish the ADA would stop enabling consumers and tell them the truth. You can get off the drugs, you can help yourself, but you have to have a correct lifestyle and diet. No more processed foods.