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Dark chocolate could protect against diabetes risk: Experts

Monday, 20 January 2014 - 11:21am IST | Agency: ANI
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A new research has revealed that there are powerful components in dark chocolate, which can ward off diabetes.

Scientists have found that “superfoods”, such as dark chocolate, red wine, tea and berries that are rich in flavanoids, offer protection from Type 2 diabetes, the Daily Express reported.

The research, conducted on almost 2,000 people, showed that high intakes of flavanoids are associated with lower insulin resistance and better blood glucose regulation.

According to the study, this compound is found in plant-based foods, and that onions, apples, berries, kale, and broccoli have the highest concentrations of flavanoids.

Aedin Cassidy, the lead researcher from University of East Anglia’s Norwich Medical School, said that their research looked at the benefits of eating certain sub-groups of flavanoids.

The study also found that these bioactive compounds lower inflammation associated with diabetes, obesity, cardiovascular disease and cancer.

The study is published in the Journal of Nutrition.




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