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  1. I'm trying to understand how this isoflavon thing can lower our blood glucose levels, like it does on rats... From what I've read, it increases insulin secretion, or due to it's estrogenic properties, it affects the beta cells... but how does it make these happen??? can someone take a look at the articles and explain to me in simpler words since I've had a really tough time understanding these? thank you ) here are the articles i've read though, some of them: https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC3678366/ https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/15650341 https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/19083447 https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC2849033/ some of the experiments are done on rats though, well most of them, actually. but on laboratory rats, that are similar to humans, supposedly.... Thanks!!
  2. So I've read several journals about isoflavon and blood glucose, and how they tested it on diabetic rats... journals concluded that this isoflavon can lower blood glucose but I can't seem to understand how so... Can someone help explain to me briefly?? Because I read several journals, some said it's due to its estrogenic effects, but I thought oestrogen makes you gain weight instead because it's "fat"?? Like, what does it do to our blood glucose levels? I also read that it stimulates cell's response towards insulin, but can't seem to understand it completely either... I know this is not the "homework answer" kind of thing.. I just need help in understanding and a little explanation.. Thank you, it means a lot.. Cheers.