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    Glucomannan causes a decrease in fasting blood sugar of 7 mg/dL according to a review of 14 studies

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    Wednesday, January 12, 2011 9:10 am Email this article
    Glucomannan, a dietary fiber that has been used in Japanese diet for more than 1,000 years, causes an average decrease in fasting blood sugar of 7 mg per deciliter according to a recent review of 14 studies. Doses Studied

    Doses studied: 1.2 grams to 15 grams per day

    The doses used in the studies reviewed varied from 1.2 grams per day (1200 mg) to 15 grams per day (15,000 mg).



    Conclusion: Glucomannan appears to lower total cholesterol, LDL cholesterol, triglycerides, body weight, and fasting blood glucose

    “Glucomannan appears to beneficially affect total cholesterol, LDL cholesterol, triglycerides, body weight, and [fasting blood glucose], but not HDL cholesterol or [blood pressure],” the authors of the review paper concluded.


    Other Articles on Glucomannan

    Other articles on Glucomannan are posted here.


    Sood N, Baker W, Coleman C. Effect of glucomannan on plasma lipid and glucose concentrations, body weight, and blood pressure: Systematic review and meta-analysis. Am J Clin Nutr. 2008 Oct, 88(4):1167-75.


    N. Sood
    University of Connecticut Schools of Medicine and Drug Information
    Hartford Hospital
    Hartford, CT 06102-5037, USA

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