Study finds no blood glucose benefit from oral ginseng extract

04/14/2011 | Reuters

Blood glucose levels were unchanged in overweight or obese people with diabetes or pre-diabetes symptoms who took oral doses of ginseng root extract daily for up to four weeks, according to a study in the journal Diabetes Care. The findings contradict results seen in obese mice, which showed improvements in blood glucose processing after being injected with ginseng. An expert said the herb's effects may depend on the routes of its administration.

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