New research is being done that could merge forever the delightful and humble strawberry with the diets of individuals beset by diabetes. Studies are being done on mice at the Salk Institute which are examining the effects of fisetin, a naturally-occuring flavonoid in strawberries, on diabetes and other conditions. Investigators at the Salk Institute’s Cellular Neurobiology Laboratory (CNL) are discovering that this compound can protect the organs most commonly damaged by diabetes. Additionally, early data show that neurological disorders like Alzheimer’s might also be positively affected by fisetin.
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Other names for fisetin are: 5-Desoxyquercetin, Cotinin, Fietin, Fisetholz, Fustel, Fustet, Junger fustik, Superfustel, and Viset.
Fisetin’s IUPAC name is: 2-(3,4-dihydroxyphenyl)-3,7-dihydroxychromen-4-one