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Int. J. Environ. Res. Public Health 2010, 7(5), 1953-1962; doi:10.3390/ijerph7051953
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Effects of Native Banana Starch Supplementation on Body Weight and Insulin Sensitivity in Obese Type 2 Diabetics

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1 Centro de Investigación, DACS, Universidad Juárez Autónoma de Tabasco (UJAT), Villahermosa, Tabasco 86150, Mexico 2 División Académica de Ciencias Agropecuarias, UJAT, Villahermosa, Tabasco 86280, Mexico 3 Hospital General de Zona 46, Instituto Mexicano del Seguro Social (IMSS), Villahermosa, Tabasco 86060, Mexico 4 Unidad de Investigación Médica en Enfermedades Metabólicas, Hospital de Especialidades, CMN Siglo XXI, IMSS, México D.F, 06703, Mexico 5 Unidad de Medicina Familiar N° 10, Instituto Mexicano del Seguro Social (IMSS), Xalapa, Veracruz 91000, Mexico
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Received: 7 January 2009 / Revised: 17 February 2010 / Accepted: 2 March 2010 / Published: 28 April 2010
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Abstract

Few fiber supplements have been studied for physiological effectiveness. The effects of native banana starch (NBS) and soy milk (control) on body weight and insulin sensitivity in obese type 2 diabetics were compared using a blind within-subject crossover design. Subjects undertook two phases of 4-week supplementation either with NBS or soy milk. Patients on NBS lost more body weight than when they were on control treatment. Plasma insulin and HOMA-I were reduced after NBS consumption, compared with baseline levels, but not significantly when compared to the control treatment. Results support the use of NBS as part of dietary fiber supplementation.
Keywords: resistant starch; banana; diabetes; obesity; insulin resistance resistant starch; banana; diabetes; obesity; insulin resistance
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Ble-Castillo, J.L.; Aparicio-Trápala, M.A.; Francisco-Luria, M.U.; Córdova-Uscanga, R.; Rodríguez-Hernández, A.; Méndez, J.D.; Díaz-Zagoya, J.C. Effects of Native Banana Starch Supplementation on Body Weight and Insulin Sensitivity in Obese Type 2 Diabetics. Int. J. Environ. Res. Public Health 2010, 7, 1953-1962.

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