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Early-Stage Discoveries: Mulberry leaf and glucose

Doctors said that mulberry helps skeletal muscle metabolize glucose.

In the lab, one group of diabetic mice had mulberry leaf extract added to the diet for eight weeks while another group got metformin, a standard anti-diabetes drug.

The mulberry group had better glucose handling, lower fasting glucose and insulin levels, increased sensitivity to insulin, improved levels of triglycerides and cholesterol, and reduced signs of fatty liver. Doctors said mulberry exerts antidiabetic activity by stimulating glucose disposal in skeletal muscle.

 

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