Jump to Main ContentJump to Primary Navigation

Dead Sea dip could help diabetes patients

    New research suggests the Dead Sea can do wonders not only for your skin, but for diabetes patients as well.

    A recent study published by Ben Gurion university shows that a single dip in Dead Sea water reduces blood glucose levels for type 2 diabetes patients by 13.5 per cent.

    Fourteen diabetes patients aged between 18 and 65 years and a control group of six healthy subjects participated in the study.

    The participants soaked in a pool of heated Dead Sea water for 20 minutes, and immediately afterwards had a blood test.

    The researchers compared the results with those of tests taken after participants swam in a normal heated swimming pool and found that after going in the salty water there was a significant decrease in blood glucose levels.

    The researchers note that a larger study is needed to support the findings.

    If true, the findings would provide another reason to crown the Dead Sea one of the new seven wonders of nature, in the global competition set to conclude this Friday. The Dead Sea is currently among the ten finalists.

    Environmentalists in Israel hope that the nomination will give a boost to conservation efforts of the rapidly shrinking sea. Since the 1970s, the Dead Sea has lost three feet of water every year.

Israel

Israel fire eyewitness: 'We were trying to out-...

Orlando Radice

Thursday, December 1, 2016

Israel fire eyewitness: 'We were trying to out-...
Israel

Arabs and Palestinians around the world celebra...

JC Reporter

Friday, November 25, 2016

Arabs and Palestinians around the world celebra...
Israel

Bibi faces probe over subs deal

Anshel Pfeffer

Thursday, November 24, 2016

Bibi faces probe over subs deal
Israel

Meet the rabbi that's making waves

Tim Marshall

Thursday, December 1, 2016

Meet the rabbi that's making waves
Israel

Tens of thousands evacuated as bush fires rage ...

JC Reporter

Thursday, November 24, 2016

Tens of thousands evacuated as bush fires rage ...
Israel

Israeli rabbis, Hamas founder call for peace

Nathan Jeffay

Israeli rabbis, Hamas founder call for peace
Israel

Israeli navy submarine deal could be sunk

Anshel Pfeffer

Israeli navy submarine deal could be sunk
Israel

New cases for the Negev's genetic detective

Nathan Jeffay

New cases for the Negev's genetic detective
Israel

Israeli rabbis in hot water

Anshel Pfeffer

Israeli rabbis in hot water