Monthly Archives: February 2018

Meta-analysis Finds Black Cumin Beneficial for Glucose Homeostasis and Serum Lipids; Confirms Potential as Adjunct Therapy for Type 2 Diabetes

Black cumin (BC; Nigella sativa, Ranunculaceae) seed, a food and traditional medicine native to South and Southwest Asia and widely cultivated in the Middle East and North Africa, has drawn strong research interest. An appetite stimulant, bronchodilator, diuretic, antibacterial, liver tonic, and analgesic, it is used for type 2 diabetes (T2D), liver and kidney problems, hypertension, cardiovascular diseases, digestive ailments, diarrhea

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Review of the Cardioprotective Effects of Resveratrol Reveals Inconsistent Findings in Clinical Trials, with Positive Results in Preclinical Trials

Cardiovascular diseases (CVDs) are the most common cause of death worldwide. These authors reviewed the potential effects of resveratrol, a natural compound found in red grapes (Vitis vinifera, Vitaceae) and other fruits, in the development of CVDs and described the evidence on the mechanisms of those effects. Five beneficial effects of resveratrol are reviewed namely, antiatherogenic, anti-inflammatory, antihypertensive, cardioprotective, and

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