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Anti-hyperglycemic and anti-hyperlipidemic effects of guava leaf extract

Overview of attention for article published in Nutrition & Metabolism, January 2010
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Title
Anti-hyperglycemic and anti-hyperlipidemic effects of guava leaf extract
Published in
Nutrition & Metabolism, January 2010
DOI 10.1186/1743-7075-7-9
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Authors

Yoriko Deguchi, Kouji Miyazaki

Abstract

Psidium guajava Linn. (guava) is used not only as food but also as folk medicine in subtropical areas around the world because of its pharmacologic activities. In particular, the leaf extract of guava has traditionally been used for the treatment of diabetes in East Asia and other countries. Moreover, the anti-hyperglycemic activity of the extract has been reported in some animal models. However, little is known regarding the therapeutic activity of the extract in human clinical trials as well as its underlying therapeutic mechanisms and safety. In Japan, Guava Leaf Tea (Bansoureicha(R), Yakult Honsha, Tokyo, Japan) containing the aqueous leaf extract from guava has been approved as one of the Foods for Specified Health Uses and is now commercially available. This review describes the active component of the aqueous guava leaf extract and its inhibition of alpha-glucosidase enzymes in vitro, safety of the extract and Guava Leaf Tea, reduction of postprandial blood glucose elevation, and improvement of hyperglycemia, hyperinsulinemia, hypoadiponectinemia, hypertriglycemia and hypercholesterolemia in murine models and several clinical trials. It is suggested that the chronic suppression of postprandial blood glucose elevation is important in preventing type 2 diabetes mellitus, and that Guava Leaf Tea is considered useful as an alimentotherapy for chronic treatment.

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Geographical breakdown

Country Count As %
Mexico 1 <1%
India 1 <1%
Unknown 144 99%

Demographic breakdown

Readers by professional status Count As %
Student > Bachelor 34 23%
Student > Ph. D. Student 19 13%
Student > Master 15 10%
Student > Postgraduate 13 9%
Researcher 9 6%
Other 25 17%
Unknown 31 21%
Readers by discipline Count As %
Agricultural and Biological Sciences 31 21%
Medicine and Dentistry 17 12%
Pharmacology, Toxicology and Pharmaceutical Science 16 11%
Chemistry 10 7%
Biochemistry, Genetics and Molecular Biology 8 5%
Other 26 18%
Unknown 38 26%

Attention Score in Context

This research output has an Altmetric Attention Score of 68. This is our high-level measure of the quality and quantity of online attention that it has received. This Attention Score, as well as the ranking and number of research outputs shown below, was calculated when the research output was last mentioned on 26 March 2021.
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#414,721
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#5,938
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#2
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