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Food-based ingredients to modulate blood glucose.
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PMID:  23722097     Owner:  NLM     Status:  In-Data-Review    
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Maintenance of normal blood glucose levels is important for avoiding chronic diseases such as type 2 diabetes, cardiovascular problems, and obesity. Type 2 diabetes is one of the major health problems affecting the world population and this condition can be exacerbated by poor diet, low physical activity, and genetic abnormalities. Food plays an important role in the management of blood glucose and associated complications in diabetes. This is attributed to the ability of food-based ingredients to modulate blood glucose without causing any adverse health consequences. This chapter focuses on four important food groups such as cereals, legumes, fruits, and spices that have active ingredients such as soluble dietary fiber, polyphenols, and antinutrients with the ability to reduce glycemic and insulin response in humans. Other food ingredients such as simple sugars, sugar alcohols, and some proteins are also discussed in moderation.
Authors:
Pariyarath Sangeetha Thondre
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Type:  Journal Article    
Journal Detail:
Title:  Advances in food and nutrition research     Volume:  70     ISSN:  1043-4526     ISO Abbreviation:  Adv. Food Nutr. Res.     Publication Date:  2013  
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2013-05-31     Completed Date:  -     Revised Date:  -    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  9001271     Medline TA:  Adv Food Nutr Res     Country:  United States    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  181-227     Citation Subset:  IM    
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Copyright © 2013 Elsevier Inc. All rights reserved.
Affiliation:
Functional Food Centre, Faculty of Health and Life Sciences, Oxford Brookes University, Oxford, United Kingdom. Electronic address: pthondre@brookes.ac.uk.
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