Young scientist finds potential diabetes cure in aratiles | ABS-CBN News
ILOILO CITY – A student scientist from this city has discovered potential anti-diabetic components in the aratiles fruit – a discovery she recently presented in an international science fair in the United States.
Maria Isabel Layson won the National Science and Technology Fair in February and competed as part of the Philippine delegation in the Intel International Science and Engineering Fair in Arizona last month.
“Nobody pays attention to the fruit and its medicinal properties. They don’t realize that it has potential for becoming a regulator of diabetes,” said Layson.
Layson’s research looked into the anti-diabetic component of the fruit locally known as sarisa.