Prevent diabetes with camel milk

Anti-inflammatory effects of camel milk proven

Camel milk is a very nutritious food with a high content of vitamin C, iron, calcium, insulin and protein. Compared to cow's milk, camel milk has a lower fat content, which moreover consists of polyunsaturated fatty acids. The anti-inflammatory properties of camel milk have been reported many times in the past. A research team has now investigated whether the milk is suitable for the prevention of diabetes and came to astonishing results.

The milk, which is widely touted as a superfood, is said to have anti-inflammatory properties and is a real miracle cure for diabetics. Researchers at Cardiff Metropolitan University in England have now taken a closer look at the effects of camel milk in a study. In fact, the team in the lab was able to show that camel milk lipids suppress inflammatory reactions associated with type 2 diabetes and obesity. The results were recently presented in the specialist journal "Functional Foods in Health & Disease".

Harmful belly fat causes inflammatory reactions

Diabetes is one of the biggest current health problems. Around seven million people suffer from it in Germany alone. Belly fat around the waist is known to be a risk factor for developing type 2 diabetes. The reason for this is that certain phagocytes (macrophages) migrate into the adipose tissue and release messenger substances there, which are connected with the development of insulin resistance and type 2 diabetes.

Inflammation without infection

The body usually responds with inflammation to fight infection. As the research group emphasizes, however, obese and diabetic patients suffer from inflammatory reactions without an infection. This can lead to numerous complications, including life-threatening heart diseases and strokes.

Diet plays a central role in diabetes

Several studies have already highlighted the importance of nutrition for the prevention and treatment of type 2 diabetes. For example, the Mediterranean diet has been recommended several times in studies on diabetes nutrition. Now the scientists at Cardiff Metropolitan University wanted to find out whether camel milk is also suitable for the prevention and cure of diabetes, because over the years some indications have been published that indicate that eating this milk can help with diabetes.

Fight fat with fat

The research team fed macrophages in the laboratory with camel milk lipids. The team was able to prove that the phagocytes subsequently emitted fewer inflammation-causing messengers. A mixture of saturated and unsaturated camel milk fatty acids had the greatest effect. A particularly interesting finding was that milk reduced the proportion of the protein complex known as the inflammasome. These proteins are considered to be the central driver of the inflammation associated with type 2 diabetes.

Can Camel Milk Prevent Diabetes?

So far, the effect has only been demonstrated in laboratory tests. "If these effects could be repeated in human studies, it would show that camel milk can prevent the inflammation associated with diabetes," said Keith Morris, professor of biomedicine and biostatistics at Cardiff Metropolitan University, in a press release on the study results. These results could also explain the benefits that have been associated with the consumption of camel milk. Whether camel milk actually cures diabetes or relieves the associated inflammation has yet to be checked in a clinical study with humans. (vb)

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