|Studies on Diabetes
||Whole grain cereals (barley vs. cracked wheat vs. milled flour) in bread decreased postparandial glucose profiles in Type II diabetes patients (Jenkins et al 1988).
||Hypercholesterolemia; folk uses include bronchitis, diarrhea, irritable bowel and cancer prevention (NMCD; http://www.naturaldatabase.com/monograph.asp?mono_id=799&brand_id= accessed 4/30/04).
|Formulations used by Informants
||Commercially prepared cold infusion (Nature's Sunshine pH GreenZone Powder).
||Beta glucan, a soluable fiber (NMCD accessed 4/30/04).
|Potential Adverse Effects
||No clinical adverse effects were found.
|Potential Medication Interactions
||May impair absorption of oral medications; may increase effects of diabetic medications (NMCD accessed 4/30/04).