The Effect of Strawberry on Type 2 Diabetes Mellitus: A Review

Document Type: Review Article

Authors

1 Department of Clinical Nutrition and Nutrition Sciences, Postgraduate Sebelas Maret University, Surakarta, Indonesia

2 Department of Nutrition, Faculty of Medicine, Universitas Sebelas Maret, Surakarta, Indonesia

3 Department of Parasitology, Faculty of Medicine, Universitas Sebelas Maret, Surakarta, Indonesia

Abstract

Strawberry fruit has been studied to have a good effect on type 2 diabetes mellitus (T2DM). It has been demonstrated that interventions with various doses of strawberry fruit in preparations such as consumed intact, cooled, extracted and even processed in the powder can provide good benefits against T2DM and to improve insulin sensitivity, blood vessel inflammation and endothelial dysfunction and to reduce blood sugar. This review explains how the antioxidants in strawberries can directly affect type 2 diabetes mellitus biomarkers, especially in T2DM model mice and rats.

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