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Molecules 2008, 13(5), 1189-1194; doi:10.3390/molecules13051189

Antidiabetic Components Contained in Vegetables and Legumes

School of Life Sciences, Shandong University of Technology, Zibo 255049, P. R. China
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Received: 9 May 2008 / Revised: 22 May 2008 / Accepted: 22 May 2008 / Published: 23 May 2008
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Abstract

Epidemiological analyses in a large Chinese population have revealed that consumption of vegetables and legumes is inversely associated with the risk of type 2 diabetes (T2D). However, the health benefits of these plants have not been fully explained, which stimulated our interest to identify antidiabetic components from vegetables and legumes through searching medicinal databases, especially those containing traditional Chinese medicines. The results not only provide meaningful clues to understanding the antidiabetic potentials of these plants but also display the possibility of pinpointing food component functions by searching medicinal databases. View Full-Text
Keywords: Type 2 diabetes; vegetables; legumes; antidiabetic components; medicinal database Type 2 diabetes; vegetables; legumes; antidiabetic components; medicinal database
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Tang, G.-Y.; Li, X.-J.; Zhang, H.-Y. Antidiabetic Components Contained in Vegetables and Legumes. Molecules 2008, 13, 1189-1194.

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