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References – Berberine Benefits for Diabetes

  1. Danaei G, Finucane MM, Lu Y, Singh GM, Cowan MJ, Paciorek CJ, Lin JK, Farzadfar F, Khang Y-H, Stevens GA, Rao M, Ali MK, Riley LM, Robinson CA, Ezzati M, on behalf of the Global Burden of Metabolic Risk Factors of Chronic Diseases Collaborating Group (Blood Glucose). National, regional, and global trends in fasting plasma glucose and diabetes prevalence since 1980: systematic analysis of health examination surveys and epidemiological studies with 370 country-years and 2·7 million participants The Lancet 25 June 2011 DOI: 10.1016/S0140-6736(11)60679-X.
  2. Imperial College London (2011, June 25). 350 million adults have diabetes: Study reveals the scale of global epidemic. ScienceDaily. Retrieved June 26, 2011, from
  3. Chueh WH, Lin JY. Berberine, an isoquinoline alkaloid in herbal plants, protects pancreatic islets and serum lipids in non-obese diabetic mice. J Agric Food Chem 2011 Jun 22. [Epub ahead of print]
  4. Rayasam GV, Tulasi VK, Sundaram S, Singh W, Kant R, Davis JA, Saini KS, Ray A. Identification of berberine as a novel agonist of fatty acid receptor GPR40. Phytother Res 2010 Aug;24(8):1260-3.
  5. Lin WC, Lin JY. Five bitter compounds display different anti-inflammatory effects through modulating cytokine secretion using mouse primary splenocytes in vitro. J Agric Food Chem 2011;59:184-92.
  6. Kim HY, Kim K. Protective effect of ginseng on cytokine-induced apoptosis in pancreatic β-cells. J Agric Food Chem 2007, 55, 2816-23.