Probiotics to beat diabetes
LONDON: A probiotic drink is being tested as a treatment for type 2 diabetes.
Probiotics are live bacteria and yeasts that are thought to help boost the numbers of “good” bacteria in the gut – and one of the best dietary sources is yoghurt.
A growing body of evidence suggests that gut bacteria plays a role in many diseases. With type 2 diabetes, the body becomes less responsive to the hormone insulin.
Scientists have developed a drink based on a strain of probiotics known as E coli Nissle. In a trial at Dresden’s University Hospital in Germany, 20 patients with type 2 diabetes will have 1 millilitre of E coli Nissle every day for six months. – Daily Mail