Every year on 14 November the world celebrates World Diabetes Day to focus on diabetes, the silent killer disease that is fast escalating into a global health epidemic.
More than 300 million people have diabetes. If no effective intervention is found, this number is likely to more than double by 2030. Almost 80% of diabetes deaths occur in low- and middle-income countries. Obesity is directly associated with development of type 2 diabetes.
A positive outcome of this research in humans could lead to nutraceutical applications of rooibos extract which could have far-reaching health implications.