According to a report published by the International Diabetes Institute in Helsinki, Diabetes affects approximately 135 million people worldwide, with a forecast of over 300 millions by 2025 by the World Health Organisation (WHO).
Approximately 3 million people die of diabetes each year, which can be thus considered an epidemic in some countries where it is increasingly the main cause of death. Now it is also widely known that diabetes can affect male virility and even cause impotence.
The Institute has also pointed out how little medicine treatments have changed the current scenario since the first insulin injections back in 1921. They do stress, though, what a leading role a change of habits and lifestyle could help modify patients’ quality of life by taking physical exercise and eating a healthy diet.
Having carried out myriads of tests it has been concluded that stevia has got anti-acid, antibacterial, anti-diabetic, cardiotonic, digestive, diuretic, sweetening, hypoglycaemic, hypo-tensing, metabolic enhancing and vasodilating properties.
Beneficial effects in fat absorption and blood pressure have also been proven. Some tests have even gone on to prove its antibiotic qualities, particularly efficient against oral mucosa bacteria as well as against the fungi that cause Vaginitis and Candidiasis in women.