(Natural News) Researchers at Tehran University of Medical Sciences in Iran report that supplementing with resveratrol can help people with Type 2 diabetes improve their blood sugar levels. In their study, they looked at the effect of resveratrol supplementation on the blood sugar level and inflammatory markers in people with Type 2 diabetes.
- Chronic low-grade inflammation is a characteristic of Type 2 diabetes.
- In lab and animal studies, resveratrol has been shown to exhibit anti-inflammatory effects.
- However, clinical trials addressing these effects in people with Type 2 diabetes are limited.
- For the current study, the Iranian researchers hypothesized that supplementation with resveratrol might improve inflammatory markers in people with Type 2 diabetes.
- To test their hypothesis, they conducted a randomized, double-blind, placebo-controlled clinical trial.
- They recruited 45 individuals with Type 2 diabetes and supplemented them with either 800 milligrams (mg) per day of resveratrol or placebo capsules for eight weeks.
- The researchers measured inflammatory markers at the start and the end of the study.
- They found that resveratrol supplementation did not affect diabetes inflammatory markers.
- However, they discovered that resveratrol supplementation led to significant reductions in the levels of fasting blood glucose and blood pressure.
- These results indicate that resveratrol may not improve inflammatory markers in people with Type 2 diabetes, but may reduce their fasting blood glucose and blood pressure.
These findings, which were published in the journal Nutrition Research, suggest that an eight-week supplementation with resveratrol can help reduce levels of blood glucose and blood pressure in people with Type 2 diabetes.
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Khodabandehloo H, Seyyedebrahimi S, Esfahani EN, Razi F, Meshkani R. RESVERATROL SUPPLEMENTATION DECREASES BLOOD GLUCOSE WITHOUT CHANGING THE CIRCULATING CD14 + CD16 + MONOCYTES AND INFLAMMATORY CYTOKINES IN PATIENTS WITH TYPE 2 DIABETES: A RANDOMIZED, DOUBLE-BLIND, PLACEBO-CONTROLLED STUDY. Nutrition Research. June 2018; 54: 40-51. DOI: 10.1016/j.nutres.2018.03.015