HERBAL MEDICINE FOR TYPE TWO DIABETESWritten by goldie
For Salacia Oblonga herb Capsules and Extract Write to Botanika firstname.lastname@example.org email@example.com firstname.lastname@example.org : : : : WWW.SALACIAOBLONGACAPSULES.COM Traditional Indian medicine, herb Salacia oblonga may help treat diabetes Posted By: News-Medical in Medical Study News Published: Tuesday, 8-Feb-2005 Printer Friendly Email to a Friend : : : : Herbs used in traditional Indian medicine to treat diabetes seems to lower blood sugar and insulin levels in a manner similar to prescription drugs, a new study reports. Researchers gave extracts of herb Salacia oblonga to 39 healthy adults, and results were promising. The largest dose of herb extract - 1,000 milligrams - decreased insulin and blood glucose levels by 29 and 23 percent, respectively. : : "These kinds of reductions are similar to what we might see with prescription oral medications for people with diabetes," said Steve Hertzler, a study co-author and an assistant professor of nutrition at Ohio State University. : : Salacia oblonga, which is native to regions of India and Sri Lanka, binds to intestinal enzymes that break down carbohydrates in body. These enzymes, called alpha-glucosidases, turn carbohydrates into glucose, sugar that circulates throughout body. If enzyme binds to herbal extract rather than to a carbohydrate, then less glucose gets into blood stream, resulting in lowered blood glucose and insulin levels. : : "Lowering blood glucose levels lowers risk of disease-related complications in people with diabetes," Hertzler said. "Also, poor compliance with diabetes medications often hinders effectiveness of these drugs. It may be easier to get someone to take an herb with food or in a beverage, as opposed to a pill." : : The study appears in a recent issue of Journal of American Dietetic Association. : : Thirty-nine healthy adults participated in four separate meal tolerance tests. These meals, which were given in beverage form, were spaced three to 14 days apart. Each participant fasted for at least 10 hours before consuming test beverage. : : Participants were asked to drink about two cups' worth of chilled beverage, 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
DESIGNING ADS FOR YOUR TARGET AUDIENCEWritten by M H Ahsan
So you've done your research into your target audience's in technical sophistication, and you've decided which technology you can safely and effectively use in your banner ad. This is a great start, but there's still something more you should know about your audience: their "sensibilities." What appeals to them visually? What "lingo" do they use? Do they respond to hard-sell tactics or are they alienated by them? Answers to questions like these will dictate style of your banner ad.
Gathering Internal Data There are plenty of ways to gather information about stylistic sensibilities of your target audience. Start with your company's own advertising history, if there is one. Even if they weren't Web-based, previous ad campaigns can reveal what worked stylistically — and what didn't. As long as your target market hasn't changed, you can take cues from earlier successes or failures.
Gathering External Data Whether you have a history of ad campaigns or are starting from scratch, gathering new data about audience sensibilities is relatively simple. You can use some rudimentary questionnaires before you ever have a banner ad design in mind.
All you need is a group of test subjects who fit your target demographic. To pinpoint their sensibilities, show them various existing ads, font styles, layouts, shapes, phrases, and color palettes. Then use their preferences to guide you stylistically in your banner ad design.