Skip to comments.Eating mangoes may help lower blood sugar and cancer risk
Posted on 04/28/2013 10:11:50 PM PDT by Jyotishi
Washington, DC - These findings are the result of a single study and more research is needed on the effects of mango consumption on human health.
Consumption of mangoes may potentially have a positive effect on blood sugar in obese individuals and help to limit inflammation, according to a new research.
The study led by Edralin Lucas, Ph.D., associate professor of nutritional sciences at Oklahoma State University, examined the effects of daily mango consumption on clinical parameters and body composition in obese subjects (body mass index, BMI = 30kg/m2).
Twenty adults (11 males and 9 females) participated in the study, which included daily dietary supplementation with 10 grams of freeze dried mango (equivalent to approximately 100 grams of fresh mango, according to Dr. Lucas) for 12 weeks.
Blood sugar levels at the conclusion of the study were significantly lower than the baseline in both male and female subjects. There were no significant changes in body composition for either gender, and BMI increased significantly in female subjects but not male subjects compared to baseline.
These findings are the result of a single study and more research is needed on the effects of mango consumption on human health.
"The results of this study support what we learned in our recent animal model, which found that mango improved blood glucose in mice fed a high fat diet," said Dr. Lucas.
"Although the mechanism by which mango exerts its effects warrants further investigation, we do know that mangeos contain a complex mixture of polyphenolic compounds. Research has shown that several other plants and their polyphenolic compounds, such as isoflavone from soy , epigallocatechin gallate from green tea , and proanthocyanidin from grape seed , have a positive effect on adipose tissue," the researcher stated.
Another research led by Susanne Mertens-Talcott, Ph.D., Assistant Professor and Director for Research, Institute for Obesity Research and Program Evaluation of Texas A n M University, examined the effects of polyphenols found in fresh mangos on cancerous and non-cancerous breast cells.
This study suggested that mango polyphenols might limit inflammatory response in both cancerous and non-cancerous breast cells.
Because this was an in vitro study, more research is needed to determine whether mango polyphenols can have the same effect in humans.
The research was presented this week at the Federation of American Societies for Experimental Biology (FASEB) in Boston.
I just returned from my town market where I bought a mango
along with a few apples, oranges and bananas.
Life in Dalaguete, the vegetable capital of Cebu, is pretty nice.
I go by bicycle each day to buy meats, fruits, and vegges...all locally raised or grown.
I’ve been eating dried mango pretty much daily for the last 8 years or so, and I think it really helps with acid reflux too.
I love them. They taste better than peaches.
Mangoes come in many varieties. Growing up in India, there was a strain of Mangoes grown in Ratnagiri area. They were called “Hapoos” at my house. I have found extremely difficult to buy those in US. They had unbelievable great flavor and aroma. The only place I found them was in a food stand in Chicago probably run by an Indian proprietor. Even the lower grade “juice” mangoes had a potent aroma and taste. The mangoes I buy in grocery stores in Seattle are so blah.
Personally, I love mangoes. And I wish this were true. But sample size 20? Worthless.
If you are a poor negroid raced child in Haiti who subsists a big chunk of your subsistence on mangoes it will dye your mouth ring on the face orangish....like a bad cartoon
Temporary or not
I used to see that a lot there.... pitiful how children suffer
I’m less accustomed to it today...I got more hardened back then
In JA I liked the big plump Bombay strain
In Myamuh they were a scourge.... dropping everywhere staining the drive
I like them raw...or on salad
Or in chutney
Or ice cream
I wish more people noted the sample size here. I am so so on mangoes... I remember the kids at the train station in Guatemala trying to knock mangos out of the trees... the first time I had mango was down there or in southern Mexico... unripe with salt.
I live in the Midwest so I know the ones I buy have traveled a long way and probably have lost some of the flavor. I have found frozen mangoes but they of course aren’t as good. I had no idea there were so many kinds.
Hmm. Almost a staple here in Thailand - many people have mango trees in their front yards, but diabetes is rampant here also.
I wonder if the seeds are available to grow the type you like?
[[This study suggested that mango polyphenols might limit inflammatory response in both cancerous and non-cancerous breast cells]]
Wonder if this might also be good for other diseases which are caused by inflamatory responses like arthritis, Crohn’s, etc- where the body attacks itself
Hmm, no luck on getting their shipping rates. Makes me suspicious. Someone on Amazon said you can probably get them cheaper at an Indian store (and no shipping charge). So I’ll try that. Sorry for the bother!
They also have Cherimoyas. They are supposed to be delicious, but I've never had one.
If so, I’ll live forever.
“The mangoes ate my baby!”
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