Thu, Mar 07, 2013 - Page 11 News List

Beans show promise with diabetes: study
研究:豆子為糖尿病帶來希望

A stallholder offers various beans and grains at a temporary farmers market marking the arrival of spring in Beijing, China on Feb. 26.
一位老闆在春天到來之際,於二月二十六日在中國北京一處臨時農夫市集,販售各式豆類與穀類。

Photo: EPA
照片:歐新社

Eating a cup of beans or lentils every day may help people with type 2 diabetes control their blood sugar and possibly reduce their risk of heart attacks and stroke, according to a Canadian study.

Researchers found that compared with a diet rich in whole grains, getting a daily dose of legumes led to small drops in an important measure of blood sugar as well as in blood pressure and cholesterol levels.

After three months on the bean diet, study participants’ estimated 10-year risk of cardiovascular disease had fallen from 10.7 percent to 9.6 percent, according to the group.

“Legumes are good protein sources, and proteins tend to dampen the blood glucose response and they lower blood pressure,” said David Jenkins of St. Michael’s Hospital in Toronto, who led the study.

(Reuters)

根據加拿大研究,每天吃一杯量的豆子或扁豆可能有助第二型糖尿病患者控制血糖,也可能降低他們心臟病發與中風的風險。

研究人員發現,與富含全穀的飲食相比,每天吃豆類會讓血糖的重要指標小幅下降,血壓與膽固醇值也一樣。

豆類飲食三個月後,研究參與者心血管疾病的十年風險,從百分之十點七降至百分之九點六,根據研究團隊表示。

「豆類是好蛋白質來源,蛋白質傾向控制血糖反應,也可以降血壓」,多倫多聖麥可醫院的研究領導人任金茲說。

(路透/翻譯:自由時報國際新聞中心)

TODAY’S WORDS 今日單字

1. promise n.

前途;希望 (qian2 tu2; xi1 wang4)

例: As a child I was quite a good dancer, but I didn’t fulfill my early promise.

(我小時候舞跳得還不錯,但只是小時了了。)

2. rich adj.

富含的 (fu4 han2 de5)

例: Pineapple juice is rich in vitamins A and B.

(鳳梨汁富含維他命A與B。)

3. dampen v.

控制;降低 (kong4 zhi4; jiang4 di1)

例: Nothing you can say will dampen her enthusiasm.

(你說什麼都不會降低她的熱誠。)


This story has been viewed 2977 times.
TOP top