Review Article
Volume 17 Issue 6 - 2022
Camel Milk; A Superfood for Diabetic Patients
Taherah Mohammadabadi*
Professor, Faculty of Animal Science and Food Technology, Agricultural Sciences and Natural Resources University, Iran
*Corresponding Author: Taherah Mohammadabadi, Professor, Faculty of Animal Science and Food Technology, Agricultural Sciences and Natural Resources University, Iran.
Received: April 28, 2022; Published: May 27, 2022


Camel milk is rich in many nutrients that are important for overall health. Camel milk is also high in antioxidants, which help to prevent damage to your cells, leading to severe diseases such as cancer, diabetes, and heart diseases. Camel milk has anti-diabetic activity, possibly due to the presence of insulin-like protein (about 52 units/liter) is covered by fat micelles and can be an effective alternative for insulin to treat type 1 and 2 and gestational diabetes. Camel milk may prepare about 60% of the insulin in diabetic patients and reduce blood sugar and required insulin dose about 30 - 35% in type 1 diabetes patients. Raw camel milk has immune- modulatory effects on beta-cells of the pancreas, increase insulin secretion, reduces required insulin and insulin resistance and improves the glycaemia control in type 1 diabetes patients. Lactoferrin of camel milk has immune- modulatory effects on pancreas beta-cells and reduces required insulin doses in diabetes 1 and 2 patients. In most of the clinical trials, the favorable effects of raw camel milk on diabetes mellitus observed which also improve risk factors such as liver and kidney failures and cardiovascular challenge derived from diabetes mellitus. It appears that more scientific studies are needed to confirm the effectiveness of processed and camel milk powder on diabetes cases. It has been proved that camel milk is safe and effective in improving long-term glycemic in human patients and animal models. This review presents how camel milk as a superfood can be effective on diabetes by scientific documentaries.

Keywords: Camel Milk; Diabetes; Insulin-Like Protein


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Citation: Taherah Mohammadabadi. “Camel Milk; A Superfood for Diabetic Patients”. EC Nutrition 17.6 (2022): 07-13.

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