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dc.contributor.author Huyen, V. T. T.
dc.contributor.author Phan, D. V.
dc.contributor.author Thang, P.
dc.contributor.author Hoa, N. K.
dc.contributor.author Östenson, C. G.
dc.date.accessioned 2014-08-14T06:54:00Z
dc.date.available 2014-08-14T06:54:00Z
dc.date.issued 2013-1-31
dc.identifier.citation V. T. T. Huyen, D. V. Phan, P. Thang, N. K. Hoa, and C. G. Östenson, “Gynostemma pentaphyllum Tea Improves Insulin Sensitivity in Type 2 Diabetic Patients,” Journal of Nutrition and Metabolism, vol. 2013, Article ID 765383, 7 pages, 2013. doi:10.1155/2013/765383
dc.identifier.uri http://hdl.handle.net/1993/23779
dc.description.abstract Aims. To evaluate the effect of the traditional Vietnamese herb Gynostemma pentaphyllum tea on insulin sensitivity in drug-naïve type 2 diabetic patients. Methods. Patients received GP or placebo tea 6 g daily for four weeks and vice versa with a 2-week wash-out period. At the end of each period, a somatostatin-insulin-glucose infusion test (SIGIT) was performed to evaluate the insulin sensitivity. Fasting plasma glucose (FPG), , and oral glucose tolerance tests and insulin levels were measured before, during, and after the treatment. Results. FPG and steady-state plasma glucose (SIGIT mean) were lower after GP treatment compared to placebo treatment (). The levels of FPG in the control group were slightly reduced to versus  mmol/L in GP group (), and the effect on FPG was reversed after exchanging treatments. The glycometabolic improvements were achieved without any major change of circulating insulin levels. There were no changes in lipids, body measurements, blood pressure, and no reported hypoglycemias or acute adverse effects regarding kidney and liver parameters. Conclusion. The results of this study suggested that the GP tea exerted antidiabetic effect by improving insulin sensitivity.
dc.title Gynostemma pentaphyllum Tea Improves Insulin Sensitivity in Type 2 Diabetic Patients
dc.type Journal Article
dc.language.rfc3066 en
dc.description.version Peer Reviewed
dc.rights.holder Copyright © 2013 V. T. T. Huyen et al. This is an open access article distributed under the Creative Commons Attribution License, which permits unrestricted use, distribution, and reproduction in any medium, provided the original work is properly cited.
dc.date.updated 2014-08-14T06:54:00Z
dc.identifier.doi http://dx.doi.org/10.1155/2013/765383


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