A small proportion of the cash mushroom per day can help prevent diabetes type 2 by increasing the levels of bacteria that regulate glucose production, Daily Mail reported, quoted by BTA.
Mushrooms act as a prebiotic – nutrients that facilitate the development of beneficial bacteria in the digestive system.
The required amount is 85 g of mushrooms per day.
The discovery was made with mice. Scientists from the University of Pennsylvania have worked with two types of weak rodents: the Prevotella bacteria, and beyond.
The bacterium Prevolatel produces acids that play a role in the expression of genes that regulate glucose production.
Scientists are planning to repeat the experiment with obese mice and humans.