Insulin treatment in diabetes often causes symptoms of hypoglycemia and related cognitive problems, but researchers from the University of Dundee found that the drugs allow sulforaphane to stop the decline of cognitive function in diabetics. These drugs have been successfully proved in experiments with mice.
“Low blood sugar is an almost inevitable consequence of insulin therapy. We have demonstrated how it is possible to undo some side effects associated with the prolonged use of insulin, namely, to strengthen weakened cognitive function,” said the authors.
Scientists experimentally tested plant antioxidant sulforaphane in mice with type 1 diabetes, whose insulin background therapy were repeated episodes of lower blood sugar levels (hypoglycemia). Experts have established that because of these drops of sugar in the brain begin to accumulate destructive substances. How they are formed in the brain, is unclear. But what has become obvious: sulforaphane can prevent such problems.
Suffering from diabetes mice treated with sulforaphane showed improvement of cognitive properties in their body has increased the level of antioxidant markers, decreased cell damage and improved significantly the ability to memorize.
Sulforaphane is part of the Brassica vegetables – broccoli, cauliflower and cabbage, kohlrabi, watercress. Preparations on the basis of sulforaphane contain a higher concentration of the substance than it could give diet. Scientists intend the ability of sulforaphane to prevent cognitive problems in diabetes in the human body.
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