Blackcurrants are favorable for glucose metabolism — ScienceDaily

Blackcurrants have a beneficial effect on post-meal glucose response, and the required portion size is much smaller than previously thought, a new study from the University of Eastern Finland shows.

Blackcurrants have a beneficial effect on the blood glucose response after a meal. They balance the glucose response of ingested sugar by attenuating its rise and delaying its fall. The effect is likely associated with berry-derived polyphenolic compounds, anthocyanins, which are rich in blackcurrants.

The beneficial health effect of blackcurrants was supported by a recent study conducted at the University of Eastern Finland. In the clinical meal study (Maqua) the beneficial effect on postprandial glucose response was achieved by 75 g (1.5 dL) of blackcurrants, a remarkably smaller portion size than in earlier studies. Blackcurrants are often consumed with added sugar because of their natural sourness, which may be a cause of concern for health-conscious consumers. However, it seems that

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Netflix to declare more than $1.3 billion in UK revenue, increasing pressure on other big tech firms over their favorable tax arrangements



Netflix. Photo by Britta Pedersen/picture alliance via Getty Images


© Photo by Britta Pedersen/picture alliance via Getty Images
Netflix. Photo by Britta Pedersen/picture alliance via Getty Images

  • Netflix on Saturday said it would declare more than $1.3 billion in UK revenue, according to The Guardian.
  • The move is likely to put pressure on other tech giants like Amazon and Google, many of which use tax jurisdictions to their favor.  
  • The streaming giant has about 50 productions based in the UK, including “The Crown” and “The Witcher,” with plans to double UK spending, Variety reports. 
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Netflix on Saturday said it would declare more than $1.3 billion (£1 billion) in UK revenue, according to a report, putting tax pressure on other tech firms like Amazon. 

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“As Netflix continues to grow in the UK and in other international markets we want our corporate structure to reflect this footprint. So from next year, revenue

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