Medicinal Foods as Potential Therapies for Type 2 Diabetes and Associated Diseases

Medicinal Foods as Potential Therapies for Type 2 Diabetes and Associated Diseases
Author: Solomon Habtemariam
Publsiher: Academic Press
Total Pages: 1180
Release: 2019-06-08
Genre: Medical
ISBN: 9780081029237

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Medicinal Foods as Potential Therapies for Type-2 Diabetes and Associated Diseases: The Chemical and Pharmacological Basis of their Action focuses on active pharmacological principles that modulate diabetes, associated risk factors, complications and the mechanism of action of widely used anti-diabetic herbal plants—rather than just the nutritional composition of certain foods. The book provides up-to-date information on acclaimed antidiabetic super fruits, spices and other food ingredients. Sections cover diabetes and obesity at the global level, the physiological control of carbohydrate and lipid metabolism, the pathophysiology of type-2 diabetes, the chemistry and pharmacology of a variety of spices, and much more. This book will be invaluable for research scientists and students in the medical and pharmaceutical sciences, medicinal chemistry, herbal medicine, drug discovery/development, nutrition science, and for herbal practitioners and those from the nutraceutical and pharm industries. Provides background knowledge on type-2 diabetes and its pathophysiology and therapeutic targets down to the molecular level Explores, in detail, the chemistry or secondary metabolites of the indicated foods that potentially modify diabetes and/or associated diseases Examines the pharmacological findings on medicinal foods, including available clinical trials

Bioactive Food as Dietary Interventions for Cardiovascular Disease

Bioactive Food as Dietary Interventions for Cardiovascular Disease
Author: Ronald Ross Watson,Victor R. Preedy
Publsiher: Academic Press
Total Pages: 746
Release: 2012-11-06
Genre: Medical
ISBN: 9780123964854

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One major example of the synergy of bioactive foods and extracts is their role as an antioxidant and the related remediation of cardiovascular disease. There is compelling evidence to suggest that oxidative stress is implicated in the physiology of several major cardiovascular diseases including heart failure and increased free radical formation and reduced antioxidant defences. Studies indicate bioactive foods reduce the incidence of these conditions, suggestive of a potential cardioprotective role of antioxidant nutrients. Bioactive Food as Dietary Interventions for Cardiovascular Disease investigates the role of foods, herbs and novel extracts in moderating the pathology leading to cardiovascular disease. It reviews existing literature, and presents new hypotheses and conclusions on the effects of different bioactive components of the diet. Addresses the most positive results from dietary interventions using bioactive foods to impact cardiovascular disease Documents foods that can affect metabolic syndrome and other related conditions Convenient, efficient and effective source that allows readers to identify potential uses of compounds - or indicate those compounds whose use may be of little or no health benefit Associated information can be used to understand other diseases that share common etiological pathways

Ethnopharmacology of Wild Plants

Ethnopharmacology of Wild Plants
Author: Mahendra Rai,Shandesh Bhattarai,Chistiane M. Feitosa
Publsiher: CRC Press
Total Pages: 418
Release: 2021-02-15
Genre: Health & Fitness
ISBN: 9781000331004

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The book provides valuable information on wild plants and their ethnopharmacological properties, discussion on ethnobotany, phytotherapy, diversity, chemical and pharmacological properties including antifungal, anti-inflammatory and antiprotozal properties. The chapters include a wide range of case studies, giving updated evidence on importance of wild plant resources from different countries including Nepal, India, Brazil, Chile, Argentina, Colombia, Egypt, Peru, etc. In addition, some specific species are used to explain their potential properties. Discussing traditional usage and pharmacological properties of wild plants, this book is entirely different from other related publications and useful for the researchers working in the areas of conservation biology, botany, ethnobiology, ethnopharmacology, policy making, etc.

Fenugreek

Fenugreek
Author: Dilip Ghosh,Prasad Thakurdesai
Publsiher: CRC Press
Total Pages: 472
Release: 2022-05-09
Genre: Health & Fitness
ISBN: 9781000542905

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For many centuries, fenugreek has been one of the most popular spices and vegetables serving as an integral part of culinary practices across many cultures. Fenugreek contains exceptional nutritional and medicinal properties, but scientific evidence for its potential health benefits has been considerably understudied and is beginning to grow. This book is a comprehensive compilation and documentation on the scientific profile of fenugreek and its phytoconstituents, including their most known applications and health benefits. It features a wide range of chapters written by highly experienced academics and industrial professionals. Topics cover applications of fenugreek including information on nutrition, fitness supplements, functional food, and excipients of novel drug delivery systems. In addition, it features topics on related products in the areas of nutraceuticals, functional food preparations, and complementary medicines. Features: · Comprehensive review of traditional wisdom and modern scientific evidence on fenugreek · Presents scientific evidence of fenugreek as an ingredient for product development formulation · Contains information on extraction methods, risk assessment, claim validations, and the regulatory status of fenugreek-based products · Covers broad physiological benefits of fenugreek in management of diabetes mellitus, primary hyperlipidemia, inflammation and pain, neuropathy and neuroinflammation, neurological and psychological disorders, kidney and lung disorders, as well as immunological, infectious, and malignant disorders · Enhances awareness of existing scientific knowledge surrounding fenugreek, whilst encouraging future scientific research towards better and safer nutritional and medicinal applications This book is a valuable resource of information on fenugreek for researchers, students, nutritionists, sport medicine practitioners, fitness enthusiasts and trainers, naturopaths, traditional practitioners, and toxicologists. This book helps industries in the fields of nutraceuticals, fitness and sports medicine products to develop their future products. However, this book is not a substitute for medical advice or recommendations.

The African and Arabian Moringa Species

The African and Arabian Moringa Species
Author: Solomon Habtemariam
Publsiher: Elsevier
Total Pages: 230
Release: 2017-06-09
Genre: Science
ISBN: 9780081022948

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The African and Arabian Moringa Species: Chemistry, Bioactivity and Therapeutic Applications reviews the botany, socioeconomic significance and underlying chemistry of these interesting plants. The book begins by addressing the botanical and socioeconomic aspect of M. stenopetala, one of the most widely cultivated species within the genus. Next, it reviews the chemistry of the plant, with a systematic presentation covering the seed oil, various secondary metabolites, and issues relating to quality control. Final sections address the chemistry behind the reported use of the plant for the management of various diseases, highlighting potential antioxidant, antimicrobial, antidiabetic, anticancer properties and more. Other African and Arabian Moringa species, from their botany, to their chemical and pharmacological profiles are also included. Drawing on the author’s latest research and the most current literature in the field, this book is an invaluable guide for researchers in medicinal chemistry, herbal medicine, drug discovery/development, and plant derived natural products within both industry and academic environments. Outlines the botanical description, traditional uses and socioeconomic significance of the African and Arabian Moringa plants Exhaustively discusses the chemistry of these plants to highlight secondary metabolites and methodologies for their isolation, identification and quality control Discusses the future potential of the plants and their chemical components for various disease conditions

Science of Spices and Culinary Herbs Latest Laboratory Pre clinical and Clinical Studies

Science of Spices and Culinary Herbs   Latest Laboratory  Pre clinical  and Clinical Studies
Author: Atta-ur-Rahman,M. Iqbal Choudhary,Sammer Yousuf
Publsiher: Bentham Science Publishers
Total Pages: 180
Release: 2020-08-08
Genre: Medical
ISBN: 9789811441479

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Many herbs and spices, in addition to their culinary use for taste, contain chemical compounds which have medicinal uses. For this reason, herbs and spices have been used for treating various ailments since ancient times. Modern scientific methods have enabled researchers to isolate bioactive compounds from herbs and spices and perform chemical analyses, which can be used to develop medicines to treat different diseases. This book series is a compilation of current reviews on studies performed on herbs and spices. Science of Spices and Culinary Herbs is essential reading for medicinal chemists, herbalists and biomedical researchers interested in the science of natural herbs and spices that are common part of regional diets and folk medicine. The second volume of this series features 6 reviews of unique herbs and seeds: 1. Tamarind (Tamarindus indica L.): A Review of its Use as a Spice, a Culinary Herb and Medicinal Applications 2. Piper nigrum (Black pepper): A Flavor for Health 3. Coriander Seeds – Ethno-medicinal, Phytochemical and Pharmacological Profile 4. The Fenugreek Seed: Therapeutic Properties and Applications 5. Biological Activities of Foeniculum vulgare Mill 6. Exploration of Dill Seeds (Anethum graveolens): An Ayurpharmacomic Approach

Handbook of Antioxidants

Handbook of Antioxidants
Author: George Wypych
Publsiher: Chemtec Publishing
Total Pages: 244
Release: 2020-03-12
Genre: Electronic Book
ISBN: 9781927885598

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Handbook of Antioxidants contains information on natural and man-made antioxidants, which are added to industrial products. The book contains 5 chapters, each discussing different aspect of phenomena occurring when materials are exposed to ambient air which contains oxygen, ozone, singlet oxygen, and many other oxidizing species (radicals).

Nutraceuticals Production from Plant Cell Factory

Nutraceuticals Production from Plant Cell Factory
Author: Tarun Belwal,Milen I. Georgiev,Jameel M Al-Khayri
Publsiher: Springer Nature
Total Pages: 450
Release: 2022-06-22
Genre: Science
ISBN: 9789811688584

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This book focuses on in vitro techniques and challenges of producing nutraceutical compounds from plant cells. In addition, it provides an overview of different biosynthesis pathways and their modulation through cell culture techniques for the production of nutraceutical compounds in high quantity and quality. It also includes the assessment of the factors influencing production and advances in cell culture techniques, including the scale-up approach using bioreactors. Lastly it provides valuable suggestion for future research.

Potential of Ras h ra and Yoga in Treatment of Pre Diabetes A Controlled Trial

Potential of Ras  h  ra and Yoga in Treatment of Pre Diabetes   A Controlled Trial
Author: Dr. Purnima Datey
Publsiher: Book Bazooka
Total Pages: 246
Release: 2018-05-22
Genre: Health & Fitness
ISBN: 9789386895523

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Food which is pre-digested and full of vitamins and minerals of all kinds should be taken to full-fill all bodily requirements. Such food is safe to eat even when blood sugar levels are increased. Food substances should be selected for easy digestion, so that the digestive system works less as for progress on the spiritual path. This thesis hypothesized that swarasa (freshly prepared herbal juices) taken as a food supplement to replace breakfast has more therapeutic value than traditional breakfast, and are therefore to be preferred. Many Āyurveda texts like Yoga Ratnākara, describe the subtle therapeutic importance of swarasa as well as whole herbs. This study discusses forms in which herbs should be taken, Guṇas of herbs and their food supplements, effects on the body, and quantities appropriate for best nutrition. Their many health benefits make raw foods like fresh fruits and vegetables, herbs, grains, nuts, and sprouted grains, with more vitamins and minerals than cooked foods. Important dietary components. All are healthy additions to a regular diet providing missing nutrients; nor do they deposit or develop disease-generating Āma (toxins). Many studies have investigated food-related ingredients, such herbs to reduce sugar levels, for newly detected Type 2 Diabetes mellitus. Others show how meal time relates to weight loss. Some show that yoga relaxation programs like Cyclic Meditation reduce sugar levels in both new and old Type 2 Diabetes mellitus patients. This study reports combined effects of Rasāhāra and Yoga. In Āyurveda, diet is a primary pillar of health. Food is an internal factor contributing to health and disease. The review of ancient literature quotes texts stating the importance of Āhāra-Vihāra for Prameha. Right herbs in correct quantity can restore their health. The scientific literature review concerns importance of breakfast modification, properties of the four herbs and yoga practices used to treat early Type 2 Diabetes mellitus and other diseases, to restore health and wellbeing. The study aim was to conduct a 3-arm controlled trial assessing effects of Rasāhāra and Yoga, or Yoga only on Type 2 Diabetes mellitus, metabolic disorder, and prameha markers in early Type 2 Diabetes mellitus; whose fasting blood sugar more than 100 mg/dl and who have yet not started taking any medicine for that. Objectives included recruiting enough participants to obtain required significances; measuring 5 biomedical parameters every 15 days; pre-post assessment of 10 other biomedical parameters, Āyurveda doša balas and related variables; to maintain participants on a regimen restricting variations in diet and lifestyle; and to evaluate any adverse events or side effects. Methods: The study was conducted at Bhopal Central Jail on male subjects, aged 18 to 70 years. Inclusion criteria: pre-T2DM patients with blood sugar levels, FBS: 100-170; PPBS: 150-220 mg/dl. Exclusion criteria: inability to practice Yoga; very low BMI; mental disorder; already with diabetes complications. Jail Hospital authorities helped with data extraction costs. The design was a three-arm controlled trial as above, with wait-listed controls under physician’s observation. Interventions were as described above: the four Rasāhāra herbs were Wheatgrass (Triticum Aestivum), Āmalaki (Emblica officinalis Gaertn), Guḍuci (Tinospora cordifolia), and Vāsā (Adhatoda vasica Nees) The Yoga program for Diabetes to Group 1 & 2. Group 2 at normal breakfast. Group 3 (Controls) followed their normal jail routine. Assessments measured T2DM Markers (BMI, HbA1c, FBS, & PPBS); related parameters, lipid profile, SBP, DBP & pulse rate, Hb and creatinine; Breath Holding Time (Bhrāmari), and Doṣa Balas and related Guṇas. Data collection was by blinded Jail Hospital personnel. All blood samples were analysed blind to participant groups and trial hypotheses at Śagun Pathology laboratories, Bhopal. Data analysis used Excel and Graph Pad QuickCalcs, and SPSS-20 at S-VYASA. Results were as follows: for Conventional T2DM Markers BMI no changes; FBS and PPBS decreased for Groups 1 & 2, and increased for Group 3; Hb1Ac remained steady for Groups 1 & 2, but increased for controls. Blood lipid levels Groups 1 & 2 tended to improve values of ‘good’, and decrease values of ‘bad, lipoproteins; Controls did the reverse. Heart and hypertension parameters showed consistent decrease in standard deviations for Groups 1 and 2 implying that Yoga’s influence is to normalize blood pressure, correcting hypertension and raising low blood pressure: striking results. Changes in Hb levels were good in Group 1, none in Group 2, but decrease in Group 3. Changes in Creatinine levels: Groups 1 and 2 improved, but Group 3 got worse agreeing with other studies on Yoga and CKD. Group differences imply that Yoga helps prevent nephropathy, T2DM’s deadly complication. Breath holding time increased significantly in both Groups 1 and 2 while it decreased in control group. Seasonal Change: systematic shifts at change of season were a Post hoc discovery of importance to all medical science. Though stated in Āyurveda, the phenomenon is not known to medical science. This first study of Rasāhāra and Yoga for pre-diabetes in a prison setting in India shows that prisoners can benefit from yoga prison programs, especially those with elevated blood sugar and blood pressure levels. Follow-up studies should obtain more robust data so that Yoga may be added to India’s prison programs. The study was the first to confirm Rasāhāra’s value as a food supplement replacing normal breakfast. Those not practicing yoga regularly increased BP and pulse rates. Initially, all participants showed increased Kapha-Pitta Doṣa Balas confirming Āyurveda texts. Group 1 improved in Kapha-Pitta more than Group 2, both did better on all Dosha Balas than controls, confirming the values of their interventions. Results point to the efficacy of IAYT Yoga practice combined with strict āhāra-vihāra for treatment of newly diagnosed T2DM, especially benefits of breakfast modification. Addition of Rasāhāra herbal juices is a cheap alternative to long-term use of chemical drugs, which fail to improve underlying pathology. They support all study hypotheses. Further studies of Rasāhāra treatment are merited, particularly in rural areas, where it would be easy to implement.

Chemistry and Safety of South American Yerba Mate Teas

Chemistry and Safety of South American Yerba Mate Teas
Author: Candela Iommi
Publsiher: Springer Nature
Total Pages: 84
Release: 2021-03-19
Genre: Technology & Engineering
ISBN: 9783030696146

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This book explores the traditional use of Ilex paraguariensis, a plant that is widely distributed in South America. Thanks to its purported properties, it has been used for centuries in the form of teas with a variety of names, including: ‘yerba mate’ (Argentina), ‘chimarrão’ (Brazil), and others. Ilex paraguariensis and its teas (also referred to as ‘mate teas’) are well known because of their alleged pharmacological effects in numerous common conditions, including obesity, osteoporosis, constipation, arthritis, and hypertension. These effects are generally ascribed to yerba mate teas because the botanical species contains bioactive and stimulating substances like caffeine (originally dubbed ‘mateine’), various alkaloids, and several phenolic acids. Interestingly, the chemical profiles of these teas can fluctuate over time, creating serious production problems. As a result, it is difficult to reliably determine their safety and health effects on humans. In response to the global interest in these products, this book offers a reference guide to ‘yerba mate’/‘chimarrão’ teas. It analyzes their chemical profiles, discusses their bioactive features, and addresses their safety and health effects. In addition, since the cultural heritage of yerba mate has greatly contributed to its international success, the book also provides information on its historical legacy, regulatory aspects, and the global market.

Structure and Health Effects of Natural Products on Diabetes Mellitus

Structure and Health Effects of Natural Products on Diabetes Mellitus
Author: Haixia Chen,Min Zhang
Publsiher: Springer Nature
Total Pages: 307
Release: 2021-01-04
Genre: Medical
ISBN: 9789811587917

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The purpose of this book is to introduce the classified chemical components of hypoglycemic compounds in natural products, summarize the recent research progress of natural products with hypoglycemic activity in the past 20 years, and provide the original analysis and development opinions of relevant scholars. Hypoglycemic compounds are to target diabetes mellitus, an important public health problem, one of four priority noncommunicable diseases (NCDs) targeted for action by world leaders. Diabetes mellitus is a common endocrine and metabolic disease, which not only causes physiological damage to patients' kidneys, cardiovascular and cerebrovascular vessels, peripheral blood vessels, nerves and eyes, but also causes mental and psychological pressure to patients. Due to the evidence that traditional medicine and natural herbal formula have advantages in treating diabetes, natural products with hypoglycemic activity have been studied extensively in recent years and have been accepted by many scholars all over the world. This book focuses on the progress on the study of the structure, hypoglycemic activities, structure-activity relationships and mechanism of a wide range of polysaccharides, flavonoids, saponins, alkaloids, terpenoids, polyphenols and other constituents. It will help students and researchers to understand current approaches and progress in the treatment of diabetes with natural products, which may also be beneficial to develop new hypoglycemic drugs.

Rongo Rkau

Rongo Rkau
Author: Donna Kerridge,Liz March,Karen Murphy
Publsiher: Unknown
Total Pages: 68
Release: 2018-08
Genre: Maori (New Zealand people)
ISBN: 0473450267

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Donna Kerridge compiled this 68pg workbook for her rongoa Maori students. However due to public requests for copies of the workbook she has decided to make it available to a wider audience. The workbook should be read in conjunction with the beautiful book written by Rob McGowan - Rongoa Maori, a practical guide to traditional Maori medicine

Type 2 Diabetes

Type 2 Diabetes
Author: Robert Fried,Richard M. Carlton
Publsiher: CRC Press
Total Pages: 482
Release: 2018-10-25
Genre: Health & Fitness
ISBN: 9780429016776

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Approximately 29 million Americans are diagnosed with Type 2 diabetes annually. Of that number, only about 36 percent (10.44 million diabetes sufferers) achieve satisfactory medical outcomes and would need additional help—rarely available—to reliably control their glucose levels. Contrary to popular belief, although anti-diabetic medications can lower sugar levels, nevertheless they have a poor performance track record because inflammation in the blood vessels persists. This book details recent scientific findings that cardiovascular, kidney, vision, peripheral nervous system, and other body damage caused by chronic high levels of blood sugar (hyperglycemia) in Type 2 diabetes is actually due to excessive generation of unopposed free radicals and reactive oxygen species (ROS). These, in turn, cause chronic systemic inflammation and dysfunction of the endothelial lining of the arterial blood vessels, jeopardizing the formation of the protective molecule nitric oxide (NO), thus severely impairing the blood supply to every organ and tissue in the body. This book also catalogues the evidence that chronic hyperglycemia causes profound and often irreversible damage—even long before Type 2 diabetes has been diagnosed. In addition, because conventional prescription treatments are, unfortunately, often inadequate, the book details evidence-based complementary means of blood sugar control.

Blood Sugar Solution and Cure Diabetes

Blood Sugar Solution and Cure Diabetes
Author: Martin Meyer
Publsiher: Createspace Independent Publishing Platform
Total Pages: 42
Release: 2016-03-08
Genre: Electronic Book
ISBN: 1530425107

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Are you Tired of Excess Fat and want to maintain Low Blood Sugar For Good? REVERSE your Diabetes all the way! Do you want to Reverse your diabetes permanently? Are you willing to lower your blood sugars? Do you want to have HbA1C levels under 6? If that's the case, This book is for You! This book is meant for people with diabetes/pre-diabetes that wish to not only lose diabetes but also heart disease, stroke, and lower their blood sugar permanently. With the right methods described in this book you'll be able to get rid of those things and of toxins and detoxify your body, boost your immune system and get higher and better metabolism. This book includes: Overview of diabetes, foods to eat, foods to avoid and how to use food as medicine Advice on medication, supplements, green living, diet, exercise for optimal results How to minimize stress and using essential oils and herbal supplements to cure diabetes Proved diet by multiple scientific studies to reverse diabetes within a month that haven't been released to the public! And Much More to maintain Lifelong Health! The accompanying eBook contains the accurate data which will help you control your blood glucose level and manage it nicely to the point where you can cure your condition and bid farewell to the ever-haunting complications of this disease. The program will completely alter your life and your appearance once and for all. Then you will no longer need to look back to your old life. Get Rid of Diabetes by Buying this book with One Click because what you will learn might save your life! Get Your Own Book Now! ____ Tags: Diabetes, healthy living, how to lose weight fast, diabetes diet, Type 2 Diabetes, fastest way to lose weight, weight loss diets, diabetic diet, signs of diabetes, type 2 diabetes symptoms, diabetes symptoms, diabetes mellitus, blood sugar levels, low blood sugar, stop prediabetes now, blood sugar solution, how to reverse diabetes, natural cures for diabetes, lower blood sugar, the diabetes cure, high blood sugar, high glucose, reverse diabetes, reversing diabetes, preventing diabetes, cure diabetes, diabetes cure, insulin resistance diet, Detox Diet, Detoxify, body cleanse, diet plans, weight loss fast, how to lose weight fast, how to increase metabolism, fast metabolism diet,

Functional Foods for Chronic Diseases Diabetes and Related Diseases

Functional Foods for Chronic Diseases   Diabetes and Related Diseases
Author: Danik M. Martirosyan, Ph.d,Chandan Prasad, Ph.d
Publsiher: D&A Inc.
Total Pages: 178
Release: 2009-11-28
Genre: Medical
ISBN: 1449915019

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Each year since 2004, the Functional Foods Center has held international conferences under the series "Functional Foods for the Prevention and Treatment of Chronic Diseases". The 6th annual conference held on December 4-5, 2009, at Texas Woman's University in Denton, TX, USA is entitled, "Functional Foods for Chronic Diseases: Diabetes and Related Diseases." The main goal of the 2009 conference is to bring together experts in medicine, biology and food industry to discuss the contribution of functional foods in the prevention and treatment of diabetes and its related complications such as cardiovascular diseases, obesity and other disorders. Main conference topics include: the role of nutrition in diabetes occurrence, as well as the creation of functional products for the prevention and treatment of diabetes. Scientific sessions will cover these main aspects of diabetes: 1. the epidemiology and health economics of diabetes, 2. the modern mechanisms and contributing factors of diabetes, 3. diabetes and its related complications, 4. modern diets for diabetes: prevention and control, 5. functional foods for the prevention and management of diabetes.