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Volume 2012 (2012), Article ID 895370, 5 pages
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Potential Effects of Nichi Glucan as a Food Supplement for Diabetes Mellitus and Hyperlipidemia: Preliminary Findings from the Study on Three Patients from India

1Division of Translational Medicine, Nichi-In Centre for Regenerative Medicine (NCRM), PB 2278, Tamil Nadu, Chennai 600094, India
2Arogya Siddha Hospital, A-2 Alankar Plaza, 425 Kilpauk Garden Main Road, Chennai 600 010, India
3Kingwood Psychiatry, 19701 Kingwood Dr., Building No. 3, Kingwood, TX 77339, USA
4Hope Foundation (Trust), B6, 13, Zakariah colony III St., Choolaimedu, Chennai 600094, India
5Department of Clinical Research, School of Medicine, University of Yamanashi, 1110, Shimokato, Yamanashi, Chuo 409-3898, Japan

Received 5 July 2012; Accepted 15 November 2012

Academic Editor: Peter E. H. Schwarz

Copyright © 2012 Vidyasagar Devaprasad Dedeepiya et al. This is an open access article distributed under the Creative Commons Attribution License, which permits unrestricted use, distribution, and reproduction in any medium, provided the original work is properly cited.

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