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Millet-based diet can lower risk of type 2 diabetes and help manage blood glucose level 

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Resource ID

18899

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Contributed by

B.Muralidhar

Topics

Nutrition

Crops

Dryland cereals, Pearl millets, Small millets, Sorghum, Finger millet

Systems

Livelihood Systems

Locations

Asia, Eastern and Southern Africa, West and Central Africa

CSR Activity

No

Global Date

30 Jul 21

Title

Millet-based diet can lower risk of type 2 diabetes and help manage blood glucose level

Keywords

Biodiversity, Millets, Legumes, Cereals, Healthy Food, Nutrition, Climate Change., Smart Food

New ICRISAT Research Programs (2021)

Research Program – Resilient Farm and Food Systems

Language

English

Author/Key contact

SMCO staff

Story Source

ICRISAT Happenings 1917-1, 30 July 2021

Type

Science

URL/Link

https://www.icrisat.org/millet-based-diet-can-lower-risk-of-type-2-diabetes-and-help-manage-blood-glucose-levels/

Description

A new study has shown that eating millets can reduce the risk of developing type 2 diabetes and helps manage blood glucose levels in people with diabetes, indicating the potential to design appropriate meals with millets for diabetic and pre-diabetic people as well as for non-diabetic people as a preventive approach. Drawing on research from 11 countries, the study published in Frontiers in Nutrition shows that diabetic people who consumed millet as part of their daily diet saw their blood glucose levels drop 12-15% (fasting and post-meal), and blood glucose levels went from diabetic to pre-diabetes levels. The HbA1c (blood glucose bound to hemoglobin) levels lowered on average 17% for pre-diabetic individuals, and the levels went from pre-diabetic to normal status. These findings affirm that eating millets can lead to a better glycemic response.

Date (Date published/released/created if known)

30 Jul 21

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