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Stevia is The Future Treatment for Metabolic Syndrome Diseases, Studies Says

Stevia is The Future Treatment for Metabolic Syndrome Diseases, Studies Says

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A recently published study concludes that stevia could be used as an  alternative treatment of disorders related to metabolic syndrome, such  as obesity, hypertension, and diabetes.

The study has reviewed a large number of research articles on the  pharmacological and therapeutic effects of stevia extracts. The  authors concludes that stevia’s compounds can effectively serve as a  natural and alternative treatment for several diseases associated with  metabolic syndrome, such as obesity, diabetes, hypertension, and  dyslipidemia.

This is a very interesting review of more than 80 scientific studies,  all with positive indications on stevia’s pharmaceutical effects. When  compounds from stevia, in the near future, can be used as a natural  alternative to help defeat several common endemic diseases, it will be  an amazing development for both humans and nature, says Thomas  Backelin, Deputy Managing Director, The Real Stevia Company.

The natural and calorie-free sweetener stevia is often used as a tool  to reduce sugar by the food industry. In Latin America stevia has been  used as an herbal remedy for centuries. The plant Stevia Rebaudiana  contains steviol glycosides, but also several phytochemicals,  including phenols and flavonoids. Several studies indicate that these  compounds of the stevia leaf have pharmacological and therapeutic  properties, including antioxidant, antimicrobial, antihypertensive,  antidiabetic, and anticancerogenic effects.

Before stevia can be used as a natural alternative to existing  pharmaceuticals, more research is needed; it is now important to  determine the most efficient compounds of the plant in combating  metabolic syndrome, as well as finding suitable doses for various  treatment models.

Source: The Real Stevia Company

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