Red wine can lower blood sugar, new research has found

All along, the doctor admonished in diabetic patients is not drinking alcohol. However, Tangyou principle may be loose. The foreign study found that compounds in red wine and treatment of type 2 diabetes drug metformin combined to help control blood sugar. The results of this study are published in the April issue of the "Journal of natural medicine >.

Canada Toronto general hospital, the researchers found that red wine contains resveratrol in metformin uptake by the small intestine after reaction can activate intestinal function, brain and liver, helps reduce blood sugar. Resveratrol is a healthy compound found in red wine, grapes, peanuts, blueberries and other foods in the past, the study has shown anticancer anti-inflammatory potential, this study for the first time found that the help of hypoglycemic effect. The first author Dr. Frank Duka pointed out that almost 80% of the patients with type 2 diabetes are overweight or obese, which makes them very difficult to control the blood glucose. The new study confirmed that resveratrol and metformin can directly effect on the small intestine to lower blood sugar levels. Dr. Frank Duca said that the results of this study contribute to the future development of more targeted and less side effects of diabetes drugs.