Broccoli Extract Shows Promise for Type 2 Diabetes
Broccoli Extract Promise for Type 2 Diabetes
Your Mom may have been right about broccoli’s goodness. A small study hints that a material in the crunchy veggy may help some with diabetes get better control of their blood sugar. Researchers found that a concentrated extract of the substance, called sulforaphane, helped obese type 2 diabetes patients rein in their stubbornly high blood sugar levels.
The caveat, however, is that the study was short-term and small — involving 97 people with diabetes followed for 12 weeks. And the extract was taken in accumulation to the diabetes drug metformin, not instead of it.
Plus, the extract the researchers used was not like the sulforaphane supplements available at your local health food store.
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