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  • Alexander Olaussen

Zinc and Diabetes


Jayawardena, R., Ranasinghe, P., Galappatthy, P. et al. Effects of zinc supplementation on diabetes mellitus: a systematic review and meta-analysis. Diabetol Metab Syndr 4, 13 (2012). https://doi.org/10.1186/1758-5996-4-13

  • A SR and MA of 12 studies comparing the effects of Zinc supplementation on fasting blood glucose in patients with type-2 diabetes.

  • The pooled mean difference in fasting blood glucose between Zinc supplemented and placebo groups was 18.13mg/dl (95%CI:33.85,2.41; p<0.05).

  • 2-h post-prandial blood sugar also shows a similar distinct reduction in (34.87mg/dl [95%CI:75.44; 5.69]) the Zinc treated group.

  • The reduction in HbA1c was 0.54% (95%CI:0.86;0.21) in the Zinc treated group

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