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Study looks at benefits of Chamomile tea

September 15, 2008 10:58:39 AM PDT
Chamomile tea may do more than just help you unwind.A new study finds that it could prevent diabetes complications, like vision loss and nerve and kidney damage.

Researchers in Japan and the U.K. studied the effects of chamomile extract on diabetic rats.

Those given the extract showed a significant decrease in blood glucose levels.

The chamomile extract also inhibited enzymes that play a role in causing diabetic complications.

The study is published in the Journal of Agricultural and Food Chemistry.

 

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