Herbal medicine for type 2 diabetesWritten by goldie
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which contained zero, 500, 700 or 1,000 milligrams of Salacia oblonga extract. Afterward, researchers used finger-prick method to draw blood samples from each person every 15 to 30 minutes for three hours. These blood samples were used to determine insulin and blood glucose concentrations. The biggest changes in blood glucose and insulin levels usually happen within first two hours after eating. : : The beverage that contained highest concentration of herbal extract - 1,000 milligrams - provided most dramatic reduction in insulin and blood glucose levels. Insulin levels were 29 percent lower, while blood glucose levels were 23 percent lower as compared to control drink, which contained no herbal extract. : : As Salacia oblonga can cause intestinal gas, researchers had study participants collect breath hydrogen samples hourly for eight hours after drinking test beverage. The participants collected their breath in small plastic tubes. The researchers then analyzed these breath samples for hydrogen and methane content - level of either substance in breath corresponds to level contained in colon. : : The subjects also rated frequency and intensity of nausea, abdominal cramping and distention and gas for two days after consuming each test meal. : : While test beverages containing Salacia oblonga caused an increase in breath hydrogen excretion, reports of gastrointestinal discomfort were minimal, Hertzler said. : : Right now he and his colleagues are trying to figure out what dose of herb is most effective, and when it should be taken relative to a meal. : : "We want to know how long it takes for herb to bind to enzymes that break down carbohydrates," Hertzler said. "The participants in this study took herb with their meal, but maybe taking it before eating would be even more effective." : : The researchers also want to study effects of Salacia oblonga in people with diabetes. : : "A lot of studies show that lowering blood sugar levels reduces risk for all kinds of diabetes-related complications, such as kidney disease and nerve and eye damage," Hertzler said. "We want to see if this herb has this kind of effect." : : Salacia oblonga is still relatively difficult to find in United States, Hertzler said, although there are manufacturers that sell herb through Internet. : : This study was supported by Ross Products Division of Abbott Laboratories in Columbus. : : Hertzler is continuing to conduct Salacia oblonga studies with Ross Products Division of Abbott Laboratories. He has no links to company beyond this affiliation. : : Hertzler conducted work with former Ohio State colleague Patricia Heacock, who is now at Rutgers, State University of New Jersey; Jennifer Williams, a clinical scientist with Ross Products Division, Abbott Laboratories; and Bryan Wolf, a former research scientists with Ross Products Division
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Click Fraud – Threatening the Internet EconomyWritten by Ross MacIver
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How serious is problem? It’s hard to judge exactly, but click fraud is commonly estimated at 20% to 35% of all PPC ad campaigns.
A recently launched lawsuit alleges that Google is aware of magnitude of click fraud and does not do enough to alert advertisers of problem.
The class action suit launched by Click Defence says that "Google has an inherent conflict of interest in preventing click fraud since it derives same amount of income from each fraudulent click as it does from each legitimate click." The $10 million lawsuit quotes Google Chief Financial Officer George Reyes as saying that click fraud is “the biggest threat to Internet economy.”
Click Defense is a Colorado company specializing in click fraud detection. They claim that they themselves became a victim of click fraud when they advertised with Google’s Adwords program this year.
They are seeking damages for breach of contract, negligence, unjust enrichment, and unfair business practices.
A Google spokesman said that case is unmerited and that Google will defend itself “vigorously.”
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