Comparison of the hypoglycemic effect of acarbose monotherapy in patients with type 2 diabetes mellitus consuming an Eastern or Western diet: a systematic meta-analysis.

@article{Zhu2013ComparisonOT,
  title={Comparison of the hypoglycemic effect of acarbose monotherapy in patients with type 2 diabetes mellitus consuming an Eastern or Western diet: a systematic meta-analysis.},
  author={Qibo Zhu and Yuzhen Tong and Tai-xiang Wu and Jieqing Li and Nanwei Tong},
  journal={Clinical therapeutics},
  year={2013},
  volume={35 6},
  pages={
          880-99
        }
}
BACKGROUND Because of its mechanism of action, the starch content of a diet might alter the hypoglycemic effect of acarbose. OBJECTIVE We aimed to determine whether differences in this hypoglycemic effect existed between individuals consuming Eastern and Western diets with significantly different starch contents, a systematic meta-analysis of studies comparing acarbose with placebo or other hypoglycemic agents in patients with type 2 diabetes mellitus (T2DM) was performed. METHODS Records… CONTINUE READING
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