Use of the dietary supplement 5-aminiolevulinic acid (5-ALA) and its relationship with glucose levels and hemoglobin A1C among individuals with prediabetes.

@article{Rodrguez2012UseOT,
  title={Use of the dietary supplement 5-aminiolevulinic acid (5-ALA) and its relationship with glucose levels and hemoglobin A1C among individuals with prediabetes.},
  author={Beatriz L. Rodr{\'i}guez and Jess David Curb and James Wayne Davis and Terry T. Shintani and Michael H. Perez and Noelani Apau-Ludlum and Crystal Johnson and Rosanne C. Harrigan},
  journal={Clinical and translational science},
  year={2012},
  volume={5 4},
  pages={314-20}
}
OBJECTIVE This study examined the association between 5-aminolevulinic acid (5-ALA) and glucose tolerance. DESIGN A double blinded, randomized prospective parallel-group comparison study. SETTING Participants were recruited from the community in Honolulu, Hawaii, using radio and TV ads, and at community events. PARTICIPANTS One hundred fifty-four males and females ages 40-70 years, with evidence of prediabetes: hemoglobin A1c (HbA1c) 5.8%-7.0% at the screening visit. INTERVENTION… CONTINUE READING

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