alexa Treating Hyperinsulinemia with Momordica charantia
ISSN: 2167-0943

Journal of Metabolic Syndrome
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Research Article

Treating Hyperinsulinemia with Momordica charantia

Frank Comhaire*
Department of Endocrinology, Ghent University Hospital, Belgium
Corresponding Author : Prof. Frank Comhaire
Brakelmeersstraat, 18 B9830 Sint Martens-Latem, Belgium
Tel: +32 475 618 555
E-mail: [email protected]
Received: May 15, 2015; Accepted: June 30, 2015; Published: July 5, 2015
Citation: Comhaire F (2015) Treating Hyperinsulinemia with Momordica charantia. J Metabolic Synd 4:177. doi:10.4172/2167-0943.1000177
Copyright: © 2015 Comhaire. This is an open-access article distributed under the terms of the Creative Commons Attribution License, which permits unrestricted use, distribution, and reproduction in any medium, provided the original author and source are credited.
 

Abstract

Objectives: To assess the efficacy of a novel nutraceutical mainly containing the extract of bitter gourd (Momordica charantia) and α-lipoic acid for the treatment of patients with hyperinsulinemia.

Methods: Pilot prospective open-label cohort trial including 11 patients with hyperinsulinemia due to insulin resistance. The concentrations of insulin, C-peptide, glucose, haemoglobin A1c, total cholesterol, triglycerids, gamma- glutamyltransferase, and C-reactive protein were measured in blood take between 3 and 4 hours after dinner.

Results: One and 4 months after initiation of treatment there was a significant decrease of the concentrations of Insulin (to average 25% of initial value), C-peptide (to average 44% of initial value), glucose, hemoglobin A1c and gamma-glutamyl transpeptidase. Clinical significance: Treatment of patients with hyperinsulinemia, with or without diabetes or metabolic syndrome, using a novel nutraceutical containing Momordica charantia and α-lipoic acid dramatically reduced insulin resistance and may have improved non-alcoholic fatty liver disease.

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