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Pumpkin eaters gain diabetes weapon


Pumpkins are fall favorites for decorating and eating in October and November. A recent research, however, suggests one more reason to celebrate the great orange gourd: Possible anti-diabetic benefits. Diabetes will affect half a billion people worldwide by 2050 — a growing number due to the rise in global obesity. The list of diabetes associated ailments includes heart disease, stroke, dementia, blindness and cancer.

A study fromJapan’sIwateUniversitylooked at how pumpkin compounds affected rats fed a high-starch, high-sugar diet for six weeks. Compared to a control group, those with pumpkin extracts mixed into their feed had dramatically lower blood and liver markers for diabetes: specifically, 17 percent lower blood glucose, 65 percent  lower triglyceride levels, and 30 percent less abdominal fat.

Visit Dole’s Nutrition News  for the complete article and see our related recipe, Roasted Pumpkin With Feta and Cilantro, below.

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