Studies related to Carbohydrate Oxidation and L-Carnitine

L-carnitine Improves Glucose Disposal In Type 2 Diabetic Patients

Effect Increase
Values (μmol/kg/minute). Healthy: Saline: 25.87 (61.64) Carnitine: 26.40 (63.53) Type 2 diabetes: Saline: 16.25(2.95) Carnitine: 17.61 (3.33)
Trial Design Randomized trial
Trial Length 24 hours
Number of Subjects 35
Sex Both Genders
Notes for this study:
In a randomized, controlled trial, 20 healthy participants and 15 patients with type 2 diabetes took 0.28 μmole/kg/minute of l-carnitine or saline during a 2-hour euglycemic hyperinsulinemic clamp.

The carnitine group saw greater glucose update, a higher glucose oxidation rate, and greater glucose storage, the differences being statistically significant for both healthy participants and type 2 diabetics.

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