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Fasting Glucose

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Grade Level of Evidence
Robust research conducted with repeated double-blind clinical trials
Multiple studies where at least two are double-blind and placebo controlled
Single double-blind study or multiple cohort studies
Uncontrolled or observational studies only
Level of Evidence
? The amount of high quality evidence. The more evidence, the more we can trust the results.
Supplement Magnitude of effect
? The direction and size of the supplement's impact on each outcome. Some supplements can have an increasing effect, others have a decreasing effect, and others have no effect.
Consistency of research results
? Scientific research does not always agree. HIGH or VERY HIGH means that most of the scientific research agrees.
Notes
grade-b Notable Very High See all 4 studies
A vegan diet notably decreases fasting plasma glucose in obese and overweight adults with type 2 diabetes. The effects are similar to a conventional diabetes diet. However, even though vegan diets are linked to lower fasting glucose levels, clinical evidence is needed to prove a causal relationship.
grade-d Minor - See 2 studies
16:8 doesn't seem to lower fasting glucose under all circumstances, but one study found that a group that placed their eating window early in the day lowered it compared to baseline.
grade-d Minor Very High See all 3 studies
Effects may be limited to people with Type 2 diabetes. Two trials of Type 2 diabetic patients found modest reductions in fasting blood glucose, but while a small trial of people with metabolic syndrome did find a reduction, it wasn't significantly different from yogurt control.

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