Protein for Pregnant Vegetarian

Protein is very important during pregnancy but if you are vegetarian then also you need not worry about your complete protein diet. You will get complete protein from the following plant-based foods:

Spinach (1 cup cooked-5.3 GM)

Kale (1 Cup-3 GM)

Asparagus (1 cup boiled-4.32 GM)

Corn (1 cup-5.4 GM)

Broccoli (1 Stalk-4.28GM)

Avocado (1 Avocado-4.02 GM)

Sweet Potato (1 Medium size-4.55 GM)

Cauliflower (1 Cup-2 GM)

Mushroom (1 Cup-2.2 GM)

Stem Cell Therapy – A New Hope for Diabetes

Diabetes can be managed by taking proper care however no medicinal treatment is available for treating diabetes. However, some scientists believe that stem cells can be transformed into insulin producing cells for controlling diabetes.

For many years now, researchers have avoided understanding the root causes of diabetes. It is generally understood that the way the immune system causes the destruction of precious beta-islet cells within the type 1 diabetic pancreas is the key. The ultimate goal, which has proved to be elusive so far, is a diabetes cure that could potentially be available through stem cell research for both types of diabetes.

Stem cells are a cell form that still needs to develop a particular set of characteristics. What stem cells have in abundance, however, is the potential for a number of different forms to develop. Scientists are working to develop more effective diabetes treatments that turn to stem cells. Such cells can be transformed into insulin-producing cells, the blood sugar control hormone. But there’s a big challenge: it’s hard to control the amount of insulin produced by these cells.

Now, a research team at the Washington University School of Medicine in St. Louis has shown that the resulting cells are more responsive to fluctuating blood glucose levels by changing the nature of human stem cells into insulin-secreting beta cells. The new cells started to secrete insulin within a few days when they transplanted the beta cells into mice that could not make insulin, and they continued to control blood sugar in the animals for months. Researchers now believe it may be time to assess whether the same approach to stem cells could produce insulin and control blood sugar effectively in humans.

The team behind the current study has produced beta cells that are more responsive to blood glucose levels by modifying the way they developed the cells. The researchers found that the cells started to secrete the hormone within a few days when they transplanted the new cells that could not produce insulin. Better yet, they have been helping for months to control blood sugar. So, it has been clinically proved that stem cell therapy can be used for the treatment of diabetes.