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Effect of Lentil Sprouts on Glycemic Control in Overweight and Obese Patients with Type 2 Diabetes

Health benefits of Lentil sprout (LS) have not yet been well documented. In this study, effects of LS consumption on glycemic parameters and anthropometric measurements in overweight and obese patients with type 2 diabetes were investigated. Thirty-nine type 2 diabetic patients were randomly divided into two groups; LS group and controls. Patients in LS group received 60 g lentil sprouts daily, and the patients in control group continued regular diet. Anthropometric measurements, the levels of fasting blood glucose (FBS), hemoglobin A1C (HbA1c), serum insulin, homeostasis model assessment of insulin resistance (HOMA-IR) and quantitative insulin sensitivity check index (QUICKI) were assessed at baseline and after 8-weeks. After 8 weeks, serum levels of HbA1c and HOMA-IR were lower in the LS group compared to control group (P<0.05). The QUICKI also was higher in the LS group compared to controls (0.34 vs. 0.32, P<0.05). The results suggested that LS consumption could have favorable effects on glycemic control in overweight and obese patients with type 2 diabetes.

Lentil Sprouts, Type 2 Diabetes, Glycemic Control, Anthropometric Measurements

Zahra Aslani, Beitollahe Alipour, Zahra Bahadoran, Farzane Bagherzadeh, Parvin Mirmiran. (2014). Effect of Lentil Sprouts on Glycemic Control in Overweight and Obese Patients with Type 2 Diabetes. International Journal of Nutrition and Food Sciences, 4(2-1), 10-14.

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