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Foxtail Millet May Help Control Blood Sugar and Cholesterol
Foxtail millet (Setaria italica) is a common food in parts of India. Scientists at Sri Venkateswara University in that country studied its health beneﬁts in diabetic rats, and concluded that the millet produced a “signiﬁcant fall (70%) in blood glucose” while having no such eﬀect in normal rats. Diabetic rats fed millet also showed signiﬁcantly lower levels of triglycerides, and total/LDL/VLDLcholesterol, while exhibiting an increase in HDL cholesterol.
Pathophysiology. April 2011; 18(2): 159-65 [Epub Sept 23, 2010]