OTC supplement may lower diabetes risk

A new research has demonstrated that an over-the-counter dietary supplement may help slow down the development of insulin resistance and glucose intolerance, that are the markers of Type 2 diabetes and metabolic syndrome.

According to the ULCA (University of California, Los Angeles) researchers, a naturally produced amino acid-like molecule called GABA was given orally to obese and insulin resistant mice, who were in the early stages of Type 2 diabetes.

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In the early pre-clinical study, researchers found that the GABA suppressed the inflammatory immune responses that are involved in the development of this condition.

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