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Chinese Bean Reduces Life-Threatening Infection Response

Posted Nov 27 2012 10:08pm
Posted on Nov. 27, 2012, 6 a.m. in Inflammation Functional Foods Infectious Disease

Sepsis is a potentially life-threatening complication of an infection or injury, and occurs when chemicals released into the bloodstream to fight the infection trigger inflammation throughout the body. The result is that organs become damaged, including liver, heart, lungs, kidney, and brain. If excessive damage occurs, it may be irreversible.  In that the nutritional food mung bean (Vigna Radiata) is also used as a traditional Chinese medicine, Shu Zhu, from The Feinstein Institute for Medical Research (New York, USA), and colleagues have revealed that extract of mung bean has the capacity to attenuate the cellular response to HMGB1, a protein involved in sepsis.

Shu Zhu, Wei Li, Jianhua Li, Arvin Jundoria, Andrew E. Sama, Haichao Wang. “It Is Not Just Folklore: The Aqueous Extract of Mung Bean Coat Is Protective against Sepsis.”  Evidence-Based Complementary and Alternative Medicine, Volume 2012 (2012), Article ID 498467; doi:10.1155/2012/498467.

  
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