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    Astaxanthin improves glucose metabolism and reduces blood pressure in patients with type 2 diabetes mellitus

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    yoly
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    Astaxanthin improves glucose metabolism and reduces blood pressure in patients with type 2 diabetes mellitus

    Post by yoly on Mon Mar 19 2018, 09:46

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    Astaxanthin improves glucose metabolism and reduces blood pressure in patients with type 2 diabetes mellitus
    Asia Pac J Clin Nutr. 2018;27(2):341-346. doi: 10.6133/apjcn.052017.11.

    http://apjcn.nhri.org.tw/server/APJCN/27/2/341.pdf

    Abstract
    BACKGROUND AND OBJECTIVES:

    This randomized, placebo-controlled trial was performed for 8 weeks to investigate the potential effects of astaxanthin (AST) supplementation on the adiponectin concentration, lipid peroxidation, glycemic control, insulin sensitivity, and anthropometric indices in participants with type 2 diabetes mellitus.
    METHODS AND STUDY DESIGN:

    We enrolled 44 participants with type 2 diabetes who met our inclusion criteria. Eight milligrams of AST supplementation or a placebo were randomly administered once daily for 8 weeks to these participants.
    RESULTS:

    The 8-week administration of AST supplementation increased the serum adiponectin concentration and reduced visceral body fat mass (p<0.01), serum triglyceride and very-low-density lipoprotein cholesterol concentrations, and systolic blood pressure (p<0.05). Furthermore, AST significantly reduced the fructosamine concentration (p<0.05) and marginally reduced the plasma glucose concentration (p=0.057).
    CONCLUSIONS:

    We demonstrated that because participants with type 2 diabetes often have hypertriglycemia and uncontrolled glucose metabolism; our findings of dual beneficial effects are clinically valuable. Our results may provide a novel complementary treatment with potential impacts on diabetic complications without adverse effects.
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    Re: Astaxanthin improves glucose metabolism and reduces blood pressure in patients with type 2 diabetes mellitus

    Post by chris c on Mon Mar 19 2018, 20:19

    Best sourced from salmon or prawns AFAICR.

      Current date/time is Fri May 25 2018, 23:21