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Effect of Curcuma Longa (Turmeric) on Postprandial Glycemia in Healthy, Non-diabetic Adults

Abstract Curcumin is an active ingredient of Curcuma longa (Turmeric) and is studied extensively for its antioxidant, anti-inflammatory, anti-bacterial, anti-viral, and anti-cancer properties. The purpose of this study was to examine the effects of turmeric on blood glucose and plasma insulin levels. The study utilized a placebo-controlled, randomized cross-over design with participants serving as their own control. Eight glucose tolerant healthy participants completed the full study. Three-weeks washout period was kept in between six-weeks. Prior to the test meal day, participants were asked to eat a bagel with their evening dinner. During the day of the test meal, participants reported to the test site in a rested and fasted state. Participa... (more)
Created Date 2017
Contributor Oza, Namrata (Author) / Johnston, Carol (Advisor) / Mayol-Kreiser, Sandra (Committee member) / Lespron, Christy (Committee member) / Arizona State University (Publisher)
Subject Nutrition / Blood glucose / Blood sugar / Curcumin / Diabetes / Turmeric / Type 2 Diabetes
Type Masters Thesis
Extent 85 pages
Language English
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Note Masters Thesis Nutrition 2017
Collaborating Institutions Graduate College / ASU Library
Additional Formats MODS / OAI Dublin Core / RIS

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