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Tea is the most consumed drink in the world after water. The medicinal value of teahas been historically well known and since ancient times, green tea has been consideredas a healthy beverage. In recent years, green tea's potential health benefits haveextensively been investigated. In the early years, scientists focused their research on themain po...
As the heterogeneity of diabetes is becoming increasingly clear, opportunities arise for more accurate assessment of factors influencing disease onset, which may lead to more efficient primary prevention. LADA – latent autoimmune diabetes in adults – is a common, hybrid form of diabetes with features of both type 1 and type 2 diabetes. This review...
Diabetes is a metabolic disorder in which lack of insulin production or disturbances in the utilization of insulin lead to high concentrations of glucose in the blood and urine. In recent years, diabetes has reached almost epidemic proportions, possibly because of the changes in human lifestyle, which include dietary habits and a more sedentary form of living. Scientists are taking a closer look at both plants and animals, including marine entities, as sources of compounds for more efficacious and safer antidiabetic drugs at a cheaper cost. A number of promising leads have emerged and are covered in this chapter. The chapter also discusses two important factors that are now recognized in the pathophysiology of diabetes and diabetes-induced loss of vision, kidney function, and dementia, namely oxidative stress and gut dysbiosis. It is possible that a fresh approach towards diabetes in the breaking of the diabetes-oxidative stress/dysbiosis-diabetes cycle with the aid of better glucose-lowering drugs, antioxidants, and probiotic symbionts may enable us to finally conquer this dread disease.