Nigerian Discovers Cure For Diabetes

Nigerian Discovers Cure For Diabetes

There are 45 comments on the story from Mar 18, 2009, titled Nigerian Discovers Cure For Diabetes. In it, reports that:

For long, Dr.Louis Obyo Obyo Nelson was unknown to the Nigerian public. That has since changed. Last month Nelson, a research scientist, bobbed out of obscurity when he was credited with finding the cure for diabetes, considered the sixth largest killer disease in Nigeria and that which has about 123 million sufferers worldwide. Diabetes is the failure of the pancreas to break down sugar, leading to a series of complications.

Victims of the disease rely on injection of insulin and diet management as treatment. Nelson’s contribution bucks the trend. It is a herb-based drug that can be taken orally as capsule, tablet or syrup. Clinical trials have confirmed that the drug is a cure for diabetes.

Nelson has signed an exclusive worldwide licence agreement for the commercialisation, sales and marketing of the drug, currently named AD-1. The drug offers diabetics a great chance of living well, free of the hassle that comes with stringent health management routine. Nelson, quite justifiably, is being lauded as a national hero; a ray of hope in a season of darkness

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LaMonte Forthun

Monmouth Junction, NJ

#46 Apr 3, 2009
Unfortunately, the headline of the newspaper claiming a cure wasn't accurate, nobody has claimed it's a cure, it's a treatment. There's a bit more to this than just drinking a tea made of bitter leaf though, as one poster mentioned, NIPRD worked on this for quite some time, so did Jos University. Dr. Nelson did try to find someone to market the product for him for awhile, but not every drug company wants to get involved in traditional medicines. There have been clinical trials and there will be more, in the US, under FDA guidelines. The organization that licensed it isn't a huge pharmaceutical company, it's a small Ayurvedic University in New Jersey run by the man that brought a traditional medicine for sickle cell product, NICOSAN(tm) to market after licensing it from NIPRD. Unfortunately, after he was falsely accused of a number of things and removed from his company, the new management drove the company into bankruptcy and now NICOSAN has been taken back by NIPRD. There's a fair bit of work that needs to be done, such as preparing the clinical data and reports for submission to NAFDAC (it's meant for the Nigerian market first, it'll be a while before it's taken any place else).

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#47 Apr 4, 2009
Maranatha. The Lord is coming back. Get ready.
Dr Endoscope


#48 Apr 4, 2009
Amsterdam News wrote:
I got an email from Dr. Obyo Nelson two weeks ago.
Seems he needs $10,000 in order to continue his work. He offered to send me a certified check for a million dollars refundable in a year if I sent him the $10,000.
He said his patent would be worth one billion dollars once it's approved which would be in about a year.
I told him, sure, but he'd have to fly to the Cincinnati airport to pick up the money, that I'd be waiting on the tarmac with a brown paper bag stuffed with $10,000.
Haven't heard from the brother since.
the Nigerian scam is the biggest one going at present. I had an email from a Princess who would let me have a good percentage of $19 million if only I sent my bank account details and $2000. What generous people they are!
Dr Endoscope


#49 Apr 4, 2009
Amsterdam News wrote:
Nelson discovered nothing. His "cure" is simply an herbal treatment for diabetes Nigerian witch doctors have used for ages. His only great accomplishment was getting it patented, but even that was fake because the "cure" is a commonly found African bitter root.
In order to "patent" this freely growing root, Nelson concocted fake explanation of research, efficacy, etc. which was enough to get the patent.
That was five years ago. Since then neither the FDA, drug companies, medical and scientific journals have expressed any interest in the "cure" at all.
And that's what it is, folks -- pure quackery. A Nigerian internet scam done with a little more finesse ... just a little more.
this is like the "cure" for AIDS some Yemeni
witch doctor quack invented. It was made of prayers and herbs. The result was thousands of stupid moslems were "cured" and went home and infected thousands more people. Why are blacks so attracted to quacks and frauds? In the UK we are always hearing of Africans (mostly Nigerians) being ripped off for cures for "spells" or magic to make them richer.

Mumbai, India

#52 Oct 21, 2012
CUZ wrote:
<quoted text>Fool...every race has diabetes. It has Nothing to do with race.
are you really that stupid?
This story of a cure for diabetes is totally shit.
there is no cure. drinking some boiled leaves won't regenerate a damaged body organ.
u r stupid , america fooling pima indian ,asian ,afro,atlantic askimos, mostly diabetic these people ,they suffer but profit making by basterds

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