Research and Markets (http://www.researchandmarkets.com/research/257bbj/diabetes_herbal)
has announced the addition of the "Diabetes:
Herbal Bioactive Molecules Vs. Pharmaceutical Drugs - Volume 1: Cinnamon
Global Markets, Competitors And Opportunities - 2014-2019 Analysis And
Forecasts" report to their offering.
Diabetes is a metabolic disorder arising mainly due to the fault in the
production of insulin or mounting resistance to its action. In the case
of Diabetes, the most serious problem is the side effect, which occurs
due to the accumulation of glucose. This excess glucose is converted
into various compounds and also into free radicals, which damage the
vital organs and organelles. Diabetes was seriously underrated as a
threat to global public health until very recently. Today, Diabetes now
ranks as one of the greatest public health challenges in the history of
According to this report, there were 382 million people with Diabetes,
or 8.3% of the global population, in 2013. By 2035, this number will be
10.1%, equal almost 600 million people worldwide.
Diabetes has a very large economic impact. For example, in the US the
cost of diagnosed Diabetes in 2012 is estimated at US$245 billion,
including $176 billion in direct medical costs. In 2013, the average
Diabetes related expenditures per person in the US were USD9,800.
Globally, per capita Diabetes related expenditures n 2013 were
USD1,436. Further, the global market for Diabetes medications is
estimated at approximately USD45 billion in 2013 and is growing 10.5%
annually overall, with insulin sales increasing at a 14.2% CAGR.
The currently available antidiabetic drugs manage the blood glucose
levels under normal range by supplementing insulin, improving insulin
sensitivity, increasing insulin secretion from the pancreas, decreasing
glucose absorption from the intestinal tract and/or glucose uptake by
Today, the management of Diabetes without any side effect is still a
challenge to medical practitioners. However, a wide array of
plant-derived active principles has demonstrated antidiabetic activity.
These natural medicines modulate blood sugar levels through a variety of
mechanisms. In some cases their effects are similar to conventional
This report looks at the use of medicinal plants, rather than
pharmaceutical drugs, to both prevent and treat Diabetes.
Specifically, it looks in detail at one of these plants: Cinnamon.
Cinnamon is widely used and available and the market for it is well
developed. The modern literature shows that the potential antidiabetic
properties of Cinnamon have been studied for over 20 years.
Numerous trials have been conducted in humans to determine the metabolic
effects of Cinnamon. A main mechanism of action of Cinnamon focuses on
its ability to promote insulin signalling. The combined effects of
Cinnamon are an increase in insulin sensitivity. It also increases the
amount of insulin receptors thus enhancing cellular glucose uptake.
Increased glycogen biosynthesis also has been observed, as well as the
activation of transcription factors.
Global production of Cinnamon is forecast to rise 15% annually in value,
and 6% annually in volume, between 2014 and 2019.
The report provides:
Additionally, profiles of 45 leading, public and private companies
involved in the Cinnamon industry as producers, distributors, and
retailers are given.
For more information visit http://www.researchandmarkets.com/research/257bbj/diabetes_herbal
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