GlucoseGlucose: Based on animal evidence, ackee does not appear to alter glucose levels (23); however, hypoglycin A may reduce blood glucose levels (30). Toxic hypoglycemic syndrome has been reported in humans (4; 6).
SodiumSodium: Based on animal evidence, ackee may decrease sodium (23).
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