Development of an Indigenous Fibre Rich Therapeutic Food and its Impact on Selected Diabetics


Affiliations

  • Avinashilingam University, Department of Food Service Management and Dietetics, Coimbatore, India

Abstract

Diabetes mellitus or "Madhumeham", known for centuries as a disease related to sweetness is described in the literature as a third world disease with rates high in developing countries. In USA, it is the fourth leading cause of death. Epidemiological studies have established a prevalence of diabetes mellitus in India as 1-2 per cent.

Subject Discipline

Alternative Medicine

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