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Almonds ameliorate glycemic control in Chinese patients with better controlled type 2 diabetes: a randomized, crossover, controlled feeding trial

Overview of attention for article published in Nutrition & Metabolism, August 2017
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Title
Almonds ameliorate glycemic control in Chinese patients with better controlled type 2 diabetes: a randomized, crossover, controlled feeding trial
Published in
Nutrition & Metabolism, August 2017
DOI 10.1186/s12986-017-0205-3
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Authors

Chiao-Ming Chen, Jen-Fang Liu, Sing-Chung Li, Chen-Ling Huang, An-Tsz Hsirh, Shuen-Fu Weng, Mei-Ling Chang, Hung-Ta Li, Emily Mohn, C-Y. Oliver Chen

Abstract

Almonds can decrease glycemic index of co-consumed foods and are a rich source for oleic acid and α-tocopherol. The aim of the randomized, crossover, controlled feeding trial was to examine whether as compared to NCEP step II diet as control (CON), ~60 g/d almonds (ALM) added to CON would improve glucoregulation and cardiovascular disease (CVD) risk factors in 33 Chinese T2DM patients. Forty T2DM patients were enrolled and randomly assigned to receive CON or ALM for 12 wks after a 2-wk. run-in period. Blood and urine samples were collected in the beginning and at the end of each dietary intervention phase for the assessment of biomarkers of glucoregulation, lipid profile, inflammation, and oxidative stress. While ALM had a better overall nutritional quality than CON, neither ALM nor CON improved the glycemic status as the primary study outcome and other CVD risk factors, except the circulating nitric oxide being decreased by ALM compared to CON. Among 27 of 33 patients with the baseline HbA1c ≤8, ALM decreased post-interventional fasting serum glucose and HbA1c by 5.9% and 3.0% as compared to that of CON, respectively (P = 0.01 and 0.04). Mean total and LDL-cholesterol concentrations were not changed by both diets. These results suggest almonds incorporated into healthful diets can improve glycemic status in diabetic patients with a better glycemic control. NCT01656850, registered 13 January 2012.

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Geographical breakdown

Country Count As %
Unknown 83 100%

Demographic breakdown

Readers by professional status Count As %
Student > Bachelor 15 18%
Researcher 11 13%
Student > Master 10 12%
Student > Doctoral Student 7 8%
Student > Postgraduate 6 7%
Other 14 17%
Unknown 20 24%
Readers by discipline Count As %
Medicine and Dentistry 23 28%
Nursing and Health Professions 17 20%
Economics, Econometrics and Finance 4 5%
Agricultural and Biological Sciences 4 5%
Unspecified 3 4%
Other 5 6%
Unknown 27 33%

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