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A Chinese herbal formula, Jiang Zhi Granule (JZG), has been shown to benefit patients suffering from non-alcoholic fatty liver (NAFL), the hepatic manifestation of metabolic syndrome.

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A multi-centre clinical trial conducted in China has found that a Chinese herbal formula may have therapeutic value in patients with both hypertension and metabolic syndrome, comparing favourably with the anti-hypertension drug irbesartan.

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In a controlled, double-blind, multi-centre trial, 800 patients with unsatisfactory glycaemic control were randomly assigned to receive ‘Xiaoke Pill’ plus the diabetic drug glibenclamide, or glibenclamide alone

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The results of a study from Thailand have shown that acupuncture combined with medication can significantly reduce peripheral neuropathy in diabetics.

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Practising tai chi is beneficial for diabetic patients with neuropathy, according to Korean investigators who recruited 59 diabetic patients with neuropathy to a study.

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An extract of Dan Shen (Radix Salvia Miltiorrhizae) can reduce oxidative stress in diabetic patients with chronic heart disease (CHD).

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A high urinary concentration of the endocrine disruptor bisphenol A (BPA) has been positively associated with obesity and insulin resistance in older Chinese adults.

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A herbal formula has been shown to heal diabetic foot ulcers and help to prevent amputations.

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Pu'er Tea extract can help treat the metabolic syndrome that is the precursor to type 2 diabetes, according to the results of a Chinese study.

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Taking part in a programme of qigong exercise may be beneficial for people with type-2 diabetes, according to an RCT carried out in Australia.

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