Andrea M Hutchins

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The study hypothesis was that fasting glucose, insulin, fructosamine, C-reactive protein, and interleukin-6 decrease and adiponectin increases with daily flaxseed consumption in overweight or obese individuals with pre-diabetes. In this randomized, cross-over study overweight or obese men and postmenopausal women (n = 25) with pre-diabetes consumed 0, 13,(More)
BACKGROUND Around the world, beans and rice are commonly consumed together as a meal. With type 2 diabetes increasing, the effect of this traditional diet pattern on glycemic response has not been studied fully. METHODS We evaluated the glycemic response of bean and rice traditional meals compared to rice alone in adults with type 2 diabetes. Seventeen(More)
OBJECTIVE To determine effects of daily intake of 1/2 cup pinto beans, black-eyed peas or carrots (placebo) on risk factors for coronary heart disease (CHD) and diabetes mellitus (DM) in free-living, mildly insulin resistant adults over an 8 week period. METHODS Randomized, crossover 3x3 block design. Sixteen participants (7 men, 9 women) received each(More)
Consumption of Phaseolus vulgaris bean species such as pinto, black, navy or kidney may be beneficial in the prevention and treatment of chronic diseases. In particular, conditions that are promoted by increased glycaemic stress (hyperglycaemia and hyperinsulinaemia) including diabetes, CVD and cancer seem to be reduced in individuals who eat more of these(More)
Fourteen premenopausal women participated in a randomized, crossover controlled feeding study of three diets, each two menstrual cycles long. We compared a high saturated fat Western diet (control diet) with two other diets: the control diet plus soy protein (soy diet) and the control diet with polyunsaturated fat (PUFA diet) replacing most of the saturated(More)
CONTEXT Incidence of insulin resistance (IR) in Americans is steadily rising. IR may be ameliorated with < or = 5% loss in body weight. OBJECTIVE To examine effects of 2 weight-loss diets on body weight and composition in overweight adults with IR. DESIGN Participants randomly assigned to a high-protein, low-fat (HPLF) or a high-carbohydrate, low-fat(More)
OBJECTIVE To critically analyze published literature to determine the effectiveness of myofascial release therapy as a treatment for orthopaedic conditions. DATA SOURCES We searched the following electronic databases: MEDLINE, CINAHL, Academic Search Premier, Cochrane Library, and Physiotherapy Evidence Database (PEDro), with key words myofascial release,(More)
The objective of this study was to assess synergistic antioxidant properties of vitamin C and isoflavones. The design was a placebo-controlled crossover trial: 500 mg vitamin C, 5 mg/kg body weight isoflavones, 500 mg vitamin C plus 5 mg/kg body weight isoflavones, or placebo. Total lipid peroxides, plasma vitamin C, and blood pressure were measured. Eight(More)
OBJECTIVE To examine the effects of flaxseed consumption (a lignan-rich plant food) alone and in combination with wheat bran on serum hormones and urinary lignan excretion in premenopausal women. METHODS Sixteen subjects were studied for four feeding treatments lasting two menstrual cycles each in a randomized, crossover design. During each treatment,(More)
Sixteen asthmatic children completed a double blind placebo controlled crossover study of controlled release salbutamol (CRS) to assess its efficacy in controlling night time cough. Children with asthma were enrolled into the study on the basis of a history of persistent cough confirmed by two overnight tape recordings at home. Outcome was measured by two(More)