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SUNY Buffalo Study Finds New Health Benefit From Eating Mushrooms

A preliminary study of the effects of mushroom ingestion on health conducted by University at Buffalo nutrition scientists and physiologists has found that healthy male and female subjects who consumed mushrooms with glucose had a significant decrease in glucose responses compared to those who consumed glucose alone. The effect was particularly strong in women. Although mushroom intake previously has been reported to have beneficial effects on weight management, immune function, and quality of life, this is the first to examine its effect on glucose response. “Our results indicate that consumption of mushrooms could be useful in regulating glucose levels,” says Dr. Peter Horvath, associate professor department of exercise and nutrition sciences in the School of Public Health and Health Professions.