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Does Fenugreek work?

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There is some evidence that consuming fenugreek along with food at mealtime lowers blood sugar in diabetics, according to WebMD. Fenugreek reduces the rate at which the stomach absorbs sugars while stimulating insulin. These effects combine to lower blood sugar in those who suffer from diabetes.

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People use fenugreek to treat a variety of ailments that include digestive and kidney issues, various infections, coughs, and cancer, but insufficient evidence exists with regard to efficacy, explains WebMD.

Some evidence indicates that taking specific fenugreek products prior to consuming large meals reduces the risk of heartburn. Limited evidence suggests that consuming powdered fenugreek seed each day increases milk production in women who are breastfeeding.

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