Rice bran may help diabetes

by Chrystal Shannon
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U.S. — Results of a new study indicate that supplementing the diet with products derived from stabilized rice bran may help lower blood sugar levels in both Type I and Type II diabetics.

One out of four diabetics in the 57-subject study lowered their daily dosage of medication by 30% to 60% by adding special stabilized rice bran derivatives, RiSolubles or RiceMucil, to their daily diet. The study also found total serum cholesterol and total triglyceride levels were lowered from between 5% and 15% in subjects with marginally elevated cholesterol.