Studies related to Insulin Sensitivity and Zinc

Effect Of Zinc Supplementation On Markers Of Insulin Resistance, Oxidative Stress, And Inflammation Among Prepubescent Children With Metabolic Syndrome

Effect Increase
Trial Design Double blind
Trial Length 1-6 months
Number of Subjects 60
Sex Both Genders
Age Range 1-6, 7-12
Body Types Obese
Notes for this study:
Supplementation of 20mg elemental zinc daily for 8 weeks in obese adolescents who were insulin resistant noted improvements in all biomarkers of glucose metabolism and inflammatory parameters, and a beneficial change was seen in oxidative biomarkers as well as most of the lipid panel (no influence on HDL-C).

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