Dried sea cucumber, prevention of type 2 diabetes and various complications

Prevents advanced glycation end products (AGE), a compound associated with diabetes … It is used in cooking such as yusanseul and sea cucumber soup.

Sea cucumber soup, a Chinese dish made from dried sea cucumber. [사진=게티이미지뱅크]

A study has found that sea cucumber, which is enjoyed by Asians such as Korea, can help prevent diabetes and complications.

A research team at the University of South Australia in Australia revealed that dried sea cucumber (dried sea cucumber) reduces the risk of type 2 diabetes by preventing the production of advanced glycation end products (AGEs), a compound associated with diabetes. Dried sea cucumber is a high-quality ingredient often used in Chinese dishes such as yusanseul, sea cucumber soup, and sea cucumber juice.

The research team found that the salt extract and collagen components contained in the processed dried sea cucumber can lower the level of various sugar-related metabolites (sugar) in the body, prevent higher glycation end products, and reduce the risk of diabetes.

Advanced glycation end products are produced when proteins and fats combine with sugar in the bloodstream. When this substance builds up in the body, the risk of developing complications of type 2 diabetes such as heart disease, Alzheimer’s disease, Parkinson’s disease, kidney disease (kidney disease) and cancer increases.

Said Dr. Permal Deo (Biomedicine), corresponding author of the research team, “Understanding the bioactive compounds in sea cucumber can prevent type 2 diabetes and its complications.”

The research team addressed the various therapeutic properties of sea cucumber, such as anti-inflammatory and antioxidant properties, and explored bioactive compounds as inhibitors of advanced glycation end products. These new bioactive compounds from medicinal plants and foods are considered as potential therapeutic candidates to prevent diabetes and its complications.

To date, no diabetes treatment drugs or functional foods have been developed using the action of dried sea cucumber to prevent the production of advanced glycation end products. The research team predicted that sea cucumber could be developed as a functional food that helps prevent diabetes and complications. Around 60% of cases of type 2 diabetes can be delayed or prevented by improving diet and lifestyle.

The results of this study (Holothuria scabra Jaegar 1833 (Sandfish) and collagens modulate levels of Nε-carboxymethyllysine, Nε-carboxyethyllysine and hydroimidazolone-1 derived from methylglyoxal) were published in the International Journal of Food Science & Technology. ≫It was published in.


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