Turmeric coupled with Omega-3 fat can prevent Type-2 Diabetes, reveals Indian researcher

An Indian origin scientist has revealed that Type-2 diabetes might be delayed or prevented with the regular use of turmeric coupled with omega-3 fat. Turmeric which has found its usage in many age-old remedies apart from being a good spice that is vividly used in Indian food, now can be used to protect humans against one of the most common disease in the world.

Being a systemic inflammation, type 2 diabetes affects insulin secretion and its functions said Professor Manohar Garg from the University of Newcastle’s Nutraceuticals. The researchers wanted to stop the inflammation in the bud and for this they took two bioactive compound — curcumin and omega-3 fats easily found in food. Both the compounds are well known anti-inflammatory agents.  Curcumin, derived from turmeric, is part of the ginger family and commonly used for food colouration.

Researchers found that earlier people did extensive use of turmeric in their food. However, now people have started following western diets that have resulted in significant decline in the consumption of curcumin (turmeric) in food. Due to this new trend number of people suffering from type 2 diabetes in India have grown exponentially. Researchers warned that the diabetes is an epidemic in India and will soon become the number one burden for the country if nothing is done to prevent the disease now.

The effect of turmeric will be tested in randomised trial. Garg explained that all the volunteers will be divided into four groups. Group one will get curcumin only, group two will be given omega-3 fat only, group three will get both the compounds while group four will serve as a control group. The capsules contain 200 milligrammes of curcumin and one gramme of omega-3 fat respectively.

To be eligible for the study, a volunteer should be aged between 30 and 70 and should be prone to diabetes due to impaired glucose tolerance or impaired fasting glucose.

Garg believes that the compound is safe and has no side effects and can be used to treat diabetes. Moreover, the effectiveness of the drug will be proved after clinical trials. If the treatment is successful then it might save millions of people which are suffering from the disease and are moving towards slow death.

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  • Alissa S. Valle

    Surely, Turmeric with omega-3 prevents type-2 diabetes, I was diagnosed with type 2 Diabetes and put on Metformin on June 26th, 2014. I started the ADA diet and followed it 100% for a few weeks and could not get my blood sugar to go below 140. Finally i began to panic and called my doctor, he told me to get used to it. He said I would be on metformin my whole life and eventually insulin. At that point i knew something wasn’t right and began to do a lot of research. On April 13th I found this book on . I read the book from end to end that night because everything the writer was saying made absolute sense. I started the diet that day and the next morning my blood sugar was down to 100, the next day was in the 90’s and now i have a fasting blood sugar between Mid 70’s and the 80’s. My doctor took me off the metformin after just one week of being on this lifestyle change. I have lost over 30 pounds in a month. I now work out twice a day and still have tons of energy. I have lost 6+ inches around my waist and I am off my high blood pressure medication too. I have about 20 more pounds to go till my body finds its ideal weight. The great news is, this is a lifestyle I can live with, it makes sense and it works. God Bless the writer. I wish the ADA would stop enabling consumers and tell them the truth. You can get off the drugs, you can help yourself, but you have to have a correct lifestyle and diet. No more processed foods.

    • marry

      I am not diabetic, but my father is and we allmhave battled weight our whole lives. The knowledge within this book opens mymeyes to what is really going on and why we are fat and sick…you can’tm”Unsee” this information as an adult. I have been following for a
      month and it has caused me to aggressively change my eating habits from anprocessed, fast good, low vegetables eater to a more nutritarian stylenEater…eating to live. If I can make this change anyone can!
      Thanks, Alissa

    • Vijay Hazare

      Alissa,are you telling truth or trying to sell a book.can you tell me how and what diet please thanks