Delray Beach, FL (PRWEB) November 09, 2012
HealthyAnswers.com makes readers aware of the surprising health benefits of tangerines – for their disease fighting properties. HealthyAnswers.com reported that tangerines contain an amazing ingredient called Nobiletin that researchers at the University of Western Ontario are studying for its use in the prevention and treatment of type 2 diabetes, and satellite diseases like fatty liver, heart and vascular disease.
The University of Western Ontario’s study [Nobiletin Attenuates VLDL Overproduction, Dyslipidemia, and Atherosclerosis in Mice With Diet-Induced Insulin Resistance. Diabetes, 2011; DOI: 10.2337/db10-0589] found that Nobiletin may soon be a viable treatment for a cluster of diseases called metabolic resistance syndrome. In lab animals fed a typical Western diet of high fat and refined sugar, those who received tangerine extract – Nobiletin – did not develop obesity, metabolic syndrome or fatty liver. Longer research revealed that Nobiletin also protected these animals from hardening of the arteries which can lead to heart attack and stroke.
HealthyAnswers.com resident expert, Mark Rosenberg, M.D. further commented on the study’s findings and the health benefits of tangerines: “Tangerines, particularly clementines, contain flavones – a subgroup of flavonoids – called PMF’s (polymethoxylflavone). Nobiletin is one of these PMF’s contained in the peel, fruit and pith of tangerines. Eating a few tangerines a day may help stabilize blood sugar levels and insulin sensitivity as well as activate fat burning genes.”
To read the entire article "Nobiletin: Could It Be A Cure For Type 2 Diabetes?" visit HealthyAnswers.com.
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