Improved metabolic control by Ipomoea batatas (Caiapo) is associated with increased adiponectin and decreased fibrinogen levels in type 2 diabetic subjects

@article{Ludvik2008ImprovedMC,
  title={Improved metabolic control by Ipomoea batatas (Caiapo) is associated with increased adiponectin and decreased fibrinogen levels in type 2 diabetic subjects},
  author={Bernhard Ludvik and Markolf Hanefeld and Giovanni Pacini},
  journal={Diabetes},
  year={2008},
  volume={10}
}
Aim:  The extract of the white‐skinned sweet potato Ipomoea batatas (Caiapo) has been shown to ameliorate glucose control by improving insulin sensitivity in patients with type 2 diabetes mellitus (T2DM). The present study was designed to further evaluate its mode of action on insulin sensitivity over an extended period of time as well as the effects on fibrinogen and other markers of low‐grade inflammation. 
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