In animal studies, alfalfa extract shows promising results in the prevention and treatment of diabetes. It decreases blood glucose, triglycerides and LDL, and total cholesterol, and increases beneficial HDL cholesterol. Alfalfa might help rebuild damaged cells in the liver and pancreas. Other studies confirm that alfalfa also decreases blood glucose, and this, in turn, reduces overall cholesterol and triglycerides. These benefits could help to prevent complications related to diabetes.
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