Leading Edge / Spring 2008
A Fad Worth Revisiting

Salba may reduce the risk of heart disease in people with Type 2 diabetes


Adding Salba, a variant of the grain that sprouts from the popular Chia Pet, to a healthy diet may reduce the risk of heart disease in people with Type 2 diabetes. Photo: courtesy Joseph Enterprises Inc. A new long-term study by Vladimir Vuksan, a professor in the department of medicine and nutritional sciences, has shown that Salba can lower elevated blood pressure and reduce blood-clot formation in people with well-controlled Type 2 diabetes. Growing scientific evidence suggests that whole grains such as Salba, a rich source of dietary fibre and omega-3 fatty acids, helps prevent diabetes and heart disease.


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