Search:
Computing and Library Services - delivering an inspiring information environment

The anti-diabetic potential of polysaccharides extracted from members of the cucurbit family: A review

Simpson, Rachel and Morris, Gordon (2014) The anti-diabetic potential of polysaccharides extracted from members of the cucurbit family: A review. Bioactive Carbohydrates and Dietry Fibre, 3. pp. 106-114. ISSN 2212-6198

[img] PDF - Accepted Version
Download (585kB)
[img] Microsoft Word - Accepted Version
Restricted to Repository staff only

Download (1MB)

Abstract

Diabetes is a growing global problem and a heavy financial burden on health care services. It is estimated that over 380 million people suffer from this condition which causes many deaths each year in addition to being associated with increased risk of other health problems. Traditional medicine is a promising area of research in diabetes therapy as it is widely accessible and it is believed that over 200 plants have anti-diabetic properties including members of the cucurbit family. Studies in animal and human models have shown that treatment with some cucurbits has hypoglycaemic effects and stimulates beta cell regeneration in addition to other anti-diabetic effects which are equal to that of commonly prescribed anti-diabetic drugs. It has also been shown that at least one of the bioactive components which stimulate these effects is a polysaccharide.

Item Type: Article
Subjects: Q Science > QD Chemistry
Schools: School of Applied Sciences
Related URLs:
Depositing User: Gordon Morris
Date Deposited: 15 May 2014 15:26
Last Modified: 02 Dec 2016 00:14
URI: http://eprints.hud.ac.uk/id/eprint/20265

Downloads

Downloads per month over past year

Repository Staff Only: item control page

View Item View Item

University of Huddersfield, Queensgate, Huddersfield, HD1 3DH Copyright and Disclaimer All rights reserved ©