The Effect of Chlorella on Glycemic Control of Diabetes
Recruitment status was Recruiting
Chlorella, a type of unicellular fresh water algae, has been a popular foodstuff in Asia, especially in Taiwan. Recent studies have shown the hypoglycemic effects of Chlorella through increasing glucose uptake in the liver and muscle, lowering serum free fatty acid levels, or activation of PPAR gamma receptor. However, the hypoglycemic effect in diabetic patients have not been studied. In order to clarify the hypoglycemic effects and mechanism of Chlorella in diabetic patients, the investigators conducted a 12-week randomized, double-blind, placebo-control trial on diabetic patients.
|Study Design:||Allocation: Randomized
Endpoint Classification: Efficacy Study
Intervention Model: Parallel Assignment
Masking: Double Blind (Subject, Caregiver, Investigator)
Primary Purpose: Treatment
- HbA1c [ Time Frame: 12 weeks ] [ Designated as safety issue: No ]
- Insulin concentration during oral glucose tolerance test [ Time Frame: 12 weeks ] [ Designated as safety issue: No ]All subjects received the first oral glucose tolerance test before intervention(week 0), and the second oral glucose tolerance test on week 12.
|Study Start Date:||January 2010|
|Contact: Fone-Ching Hsiao, MDfirstname.lastname@example.org|
|Cardinal Tien Hospital||Recruiting|
|New Taipei City, Taiwan, 23137|
|Contact: Fone-Ching Hsiao, MD email@example.com|
|Principal Investigator:||Dee Pei, MD||Cardinal Tien Hospital 362, Chung Cheng Rd., Hsintien Taipei County 23137 Taiwan R.O.C.|