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Eating mangoes linked to low blood sugar

A new study has revealed that consumption of mangoes may have a positive effect on blood sugar in obese individuals and reduce cancer risk.

health and fitness Updated: Jun 10, 2013 02:36 IST

A new study has revealed that consumption of mangoes may have a positive effect on blood sugar in obese individuals and reduce cancer risk.

The study led by Oklahoma State University’s Nutritional Sciences Associate Professor Edralin Lucas examined the effects of daily mango consumption on clinical parameters and body composition in obese subjects.

According to the researcher, mango contains many nutrients and other bioactive compounds that can provide various health benefits, the Daily Times reported.

“It is high in fibre, vitamins A and C, as well as other minerals. In addition to the positive effects on body fat, blood lipids and glucose, it is not associated with serious side-effects such as negative effects on bone that is linked with the use of rosiglitazone, a drug commonly used to lower blood sugar,” he said. Blood sugar levels at the conclusion of the study were significantly lower than the baseline in both male and female subjects.