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Year : 2019  |  Volume : 8  |  Issue : 10  |  Page : 3083-3085

Camel milk for reduction of diabetes risk: Are we heading toward the right direction?


1 Indian Institute of Public Health - Gandhinagar, Gujarat, India
2 Center for Development Research (ZEF), University of Bonn, Germany

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Dr. Deepak Saxena
Professor, Indian Institute of Public Health, Gandhinagar, Opp. Air Force Head Quarters, Nr. Lekawada Bus Stop, Gandhinagar-Chiloda Road, Gandhinagar - 382 042; Adjunct Faculty, Datta Megha Institute of Medical Studies, Wardha, Maharashtra
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DOI: 10.4103/jfmpc.jfmpc_501_19

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Diabetes is emerging as an important public health problem in India imparting huge burden on healthcare economics. Recently a milk packaging company has introduced camel milk product with its potential use in reducing risk of diabetes. In this study, we had evaluated the available evidences and found that though camel milk may have some benefits for the patients with type 1 diabetes, its efficacy for improving glycemic profile of type 2 diabetes is highly controversial and further evidences in the form of randomized controlled trials are needed to substantiate the effect.


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