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The effect of a split portion of flaxseed on 24-hour blood glucose response

Almehmadi, A., Lightowler, H., Chohan, M. and Clegg, M. (2020) The effect of a split portion of flaxseed on 24-hour blood glucose response. European Journal of Nutrition. ISSN 1436-6215

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To link to this item DOI: 10.1007/s00394-020-02333-x

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Purpose: Flaxseed can be effective at lowering and stabilising blood glucose responses. The aim of this study was to determine whether flaxseed could lower blood glucose response more effectively when consumed as a single portion of 30 g, or a split portion consumed three times per day (10 g flaxseed per portion). Methods: The study was a randomized, repeated-measures, cross-over design. Fifteen healthy participants consumed either 1) three flaxseed muffins containing a total of 30 g of flaxseed once in the morning, 2) three flaxseed muffins consumed at three different timepoints across the day (10 g flaxseed per muffin) or 3) three control muffins consumed at three different timepoints across the day (0 g flaxseed). The 24-hour blood glucose response was measured using a continuous glucose monitor. Results: The results of this study demonstrated that flaxseed muffins given three times a day were effective at lowering and maintaining blood glucose levels over 24 hours, compared to the control muffins and that both flaxseed treatments resulting in a lower blood glucose iAUC during the night. Conclusion: The results of this study indicated that adding flaxseed to a daily diet produced a lower glucose profile over 24 hours in a free-living context compared to the control muffins.

Item Type:Article
Refereed:Yes
Divisions:Faculty of Life Sciences > School of Chemistry, Food and Pharmacy > Department of Food and Nutritional Sciences > Human Nutrition Research Group
ID Code:91746
Publisher:Springer

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