Different effect of psyllium and guar dietary supplementation on blood pressure control in hypertensive overweight patients: a six-month, randomized clinical trial.

@article{Cicero2007DifferentEO,
  title={Different effect of psyllium and guar dietary supplementation on blood pressure control in hypertensive overweight patients: a six-month, randomized clinical trial.},
  author={Arrigo Francesco Giuseppe Cicero and Giuseppe Derosa and Marco Manca and Marilisa Bove and Claudio Borghi and Antonio Gaddi},
  journal={Clinical and experimental hypertension},
  year={2007},
  volume={29 6},
  pages={
          383-94
        }
}
In the setting of a six-month, open-label clinical trial, 141 consecutively enrolled, hypertensive, overweight patients were randomized to the oral ingestion of psyllium powder or guar gum 3.5 gr t.i.d., to be taken 20 min before the main two meals, or to standard diet. Both fibers improved significantly BMI, FPG, FPI, HOMA Index, HbA1c, LDL-C, and ApoB. Psyllium supplementation only exerted a significant improvement in plasma TG concentration, in SBP and DBP. In our study, six-month… CONTINUE READING
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