Effect of Chia Seeds (Salvia Hispanica L.) on Glucose Control in Patients With Type 2 Diabetes
The purpose of this study is to determine whether the addition of Salvia hispanica L. Alba (Salba) to the conventional treatment for diabetes is associated with improvement in major and emerging cardiovascular risk factors in people with type 2 diabetes.
|Study Design:||Allocation: Randomized
Endpoint Classification: Safety/Efficacy Study
Intervention Model: Crossover Assignment
Masking: Single Blind
Primary Purpose: Treatment
|Official Title:||Effect of Chia Seeds (Salvia Hispanica L.) on Glucose Control in Patients With Type 2 Diabetes|
- Hemoglobin A1c
- Efficacy - major and emerging risk factors for cardiovascular disease (blood pressure, Hs-C-reactive protein, coagulation factors)
- safety (liver, kidney and haemostatic function)
- compliance (plasma fatty-acids, returned supplements, diet records, body weight).
|Study Start Date:||March 2001|
Cohort studies have linked consumption of whole grain with a reduction in the risk of developing diabetes and heart disease. Grain of the plant Salvia hispanica alba (Salba) contain a high concentration of ω-3 fatty acids in addition to being a rich source of vegetable protein, fiber, calcium and antioxidants which have cardiovascular protective effect. To address the paucity of randomized, well-controlled clinical studies supporting the long-term cardioprotective benefits of whole grain we investigated the effects of a novel grain Salba in type 2 diabetes.
Comparison(s): Participants on a conventional diabetes diet (50% carbohydrate, 20% protein, 30% fat) receive either addition of Salba or matched control supplement for 12 weeks separated by a 4-week washout period.
|St. Michael’s Hospital|
|Toronto, Ontario, Canada, M5C2T2|
|Principal Investigator:||Vladimir Vuksan, PhD||St. Michael's Hospital, Toronto|