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Nutr Metab Insights. 2014 Aug 28;7:77-84. doi: 10.4137/NMI.S17028. eCollection 2014.

Mango supplementation improves blood glucose in obese individuals.

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  • 1Department of Nutritional Sciences, Oklahoma State University, Stillwater, Oklahoma, USA.
  • 2North Carolina State University Research Campus, Kannapolis, North Carolina, USA.
  • 3Department of Statistics, Oklahoma State University, Stillwater, Oklahoma, USA.

Abstract

This pilot study examined the effects of freeze-dried mango (Mangifera indica L.) supplementation on anthropometrics, body composition, and biochemical parameters in obese individuals. Twenty obese adults (11 males and 9 females) ages 20- to 50-years old, received 10 g/day of ground freeze-dried mango pulp for 12 weeks. Anthropometrics, biochemical parameters, and body composition were assessed at baseline and final visits of the study. After 12 weeks, mango supplementation significantly reduced blood glucose in both male (-4.45 mg/dL, P = 0.018) and female (-3.56 mg/dL, P = 0.003) participants. In addition, hip circumference was reduced in male (-3.3 cm, P = 0.048) but not in female participants. However, there were no significant changes in body weight or composition in either gender. Our findings indicate that regular consumption of freeze-dried mango by obese individuals does not negatively impact body weight but provides a positive effect on fasting blood glucose.

KEYWORDS:

body composition; diabetes; glucose; mango; obesity

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25210462
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PMC4155986
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