- Researchers have identified consumption of camel milk as playing important role in the prevention and treatment of diabetes
- Camel milk contains an insulin-like protein that can help in controlling diabetes and its complications such as kidney failure, blindness, and delayed wound healing
- People with lactose intolerance and those with weak immune systems can consume camel milk as it has no allergic properties
As diabetes continues to be a major health concern for people around the world, researchers have identified camels as playing an important role in the prevention and treatment of this disease. Camel milk is said to be a safe adjunct to insulin in the treatment of diabetes.
Nigeria Tribune reports that researchers in a study published in the African Journal of Traditional, Complementary and Alternative Medicine, indicated that camel milk contains an insulin-like protein that can help in controlling diabetes and its complications such as kidney failure, blindness, and delayed wound healing.
Legit.ng gathers that camel milk is low in cholesterol, sugar and high in minerals and vitamn C, B2, A and E. According to the study, camel milk can be consumed by people with lactose intolerance and those with weak immune systems as it has no allergic properties.
The study, which indicated that camel milk has more fat and protein than cow milk, stated that the milk has valuable therapeutic effects on the treatment of wounds as it enhances wound healing. Camel milk is also used against dropsy, jaundice, asthma, anaemia, and piles.
Patients with type 1 diabetes have been advised to use camel milk as a dietary supplement. Camel milk is useful in treating patients who have insulin resistance.
Similarly, a clinical research on the use of camel milk by patients with type 1 diabetes was conducted in 2007, and it indicated that drinking camel milk daily decreases the blood glucose level and reduces insulin requirement by 30%.
In a documented research in the International Journal of Diabetes Metabolism, a study to evaluate the effect of camel milk administered to diabetic dogs revealed a significant reduction in the level of blood glucose when treated with 500 ml of camel milk for 5 weeks.
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Meanwhile, Legit.ng previously reported that the minister of agriculture and rural development, Audu Ogbeh, said that Nigerian cows were the worst producers of milk across the world.
Ogbeh while speaking in Lagos at the 79th anniversary of the Ikoyi Club 1938 on Thursday, September 28, 2017 said the cows raised in Nigeria produced far less quantity of milk than others in other parts of the world.
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