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Glycemic Control / Insulin Sensitivity

Research analysis led by Kamal Patel.
All content reviewed by the Examine.com Team. Published: Jun 28, 2017
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Summary of Glycemic Control / Insulin Sensitivity

Primary Information, Benefits, Effects, and Important Facts

Scientific Information on Glycemic Control / Insulin Sensitivity

Human Effect Matrix

The Human Effect Matrix looks at human studies (it excludes animal and in vitro studies) to tell you what supplements affect glycemic control / insulin sensitivity
Grade Level of Evidence
Robust research conducted with repeated double-blind clinical trials
Multiple studies where at least two are double-blind and placebo controlled
Single double-blind study or multiple cohort studies
Uncontrolled or observational studies only
Level of Evidence
? The amount of high quality evidence. The more evidence, the more we can trust the results.
Outcome Magnitude of effect
? The direction and size of the supplement's impact on each outcome. Some supplements can have an increasing effect, others have a decreasing effect, and others have no effect.
Consistency of research results
? Scientific research does not always agree. HIGH or VERY HIGH means that most of the scientific research agrees.
grade-c - Moderate See all 11 studies
An effect is possible in type 2 diabetics but studies are not generally supportive.
grade-d - Moderate See 2 studies
Mixed evidence. Significant improvement with 1 g/d in type 2 diabetics, though not accompanied by changes in fasting blood glucose. The other study didn't find a change.
grade-d - - See study