Beta Carotene Decreases Type 2 Diabetes
Beta Carotene is the way to go if you are suffering from diabetes. A recent study has found that the red and orange fruits and vegetables, which are rich in beta carotene, are instrumental in reducing a person’s risk for Type 2 Diabetes. This substance also works in case of those individuals who are genetically predisposed to having this disease. On the other hand, gamma tocopherol, which is a major source of Vitamin E for Americans, has been found to increase your risk for Type 2 Diabetes.
The study, conducted by the Stanford University School of Medicine, and reported in the journal Human Genetics, uses the “big data” approach to refer to gene variants, which are associated with the Type 2 Diabetes. People with a genetic predisposition towards Diabetes, were used as subjects for this study. The researchers found that while beta carotene led to reduced risk of the disease, gamma tocopherol led to an increase in the disease.
While you will find beta carotene in a number of fruits and vegetables like carrots, pumpkin, sweet potatoes and winter squash, Vitamin E is also frequently found in seeds and nuts used by Americans in their daily diet. However, that doesn’t mean that you should give up consumption of Vitamin E.
The scientists admit that further research is required to determine the ultimate impact of beta carotene and gamma tocopherol. However, till that happens, why don’t you start eating carrots, winter squash and pumpkin more regularly? That won’t harm you, right?
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