Studies related to Urinary Albumin and Vegan Diet

A Low-fat Vegan Diet Improves Glycemic Control And Cardiovascular Risk Factors In A Randomized Clinical Trial In Individuals With Type 2 Diabetes

Effect Decrease
Values After adjustment for baseline values, urinary albumin reductions were greater in the vegan group (15.9 mg/24 h) than in the ADA group (10.9 mg/24 h) (P = 0.013).
Trial Design Randomized trial
Trial Length 1-6 months
Number of Subjects 99
Sex Both Genders
Age Range 30-44, 45-64, 65+
Body Types Obese, Overweight
Notes for this study:
This 22-week randomized controlled trial compared the effects of a low-fat vegan diet and the American Diabetes Association (ADA) diet on glycemic control (HbA1C) and risk factors for cardiovascular disease (CVD) in 99 midlife and older adults with type 2 diabetes. CVD risk factors included body weight, low-density lipoprotein cholesterol (LDL-C), and urinary albumin.

Both the vegan and ADA diets improved glycemic control (i.e., reduced HbA1C), body weight, LDL-C, and urinary albumin. The changes in the vegan diet were significantly greater than those for the ADA diet.

Overall, both a low-fat vegan diet and a diet based on ADA guidelines improved glycemic and lipid control in type 2 diabetic patients. These improvements were greater with a low-fat vegan diet.