tisdag 6 december 2011

Blueberries Improve Insulin Sensitivity

Bioactives in Blueberries Improve Insulin Sensitivity in Obese, Insulin-Resistant Men and Women:

The mean change in insulin sensitivity improved more in the blueberry group (1.7 � 0.5 mg⋅kg FFM−1⋅min−1) than in the placebo group (0.4 � 0.4 mg⋅kg FFM−1⋅min−1) (P = 0.04). Insulin sensitivity was enhanced in the blueberry group at the end of the study without significant changes in adiposity, energy intake, and inflammatory biomarkers. In conclusion, daily dietary supplementation with bioactives from whole blueberries improved insulin sensitivity in obese, nondiabetic, and insulin-resistant participants.