Effect of Chia Seeds (Salvia Hispanica L.) on Glucose Control in Patients With Type 2 Diabetes
|Study Design:||Allocation: Randomized
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.
Please refer to this study by its ClinicalTrials.gov identifier: NCT00362011
|St. Michael’s Hospital|
|Toronto, Ontario, Canada, M5C2T2|
|Principal Investigator:||Vladimir Vuksan, PhD||St. Michael's Hospital, Toronto|