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Am J Clin Nutr. 1995 Jan;61(1):135-40.

Mycoprotein reduces glycemia and insulinemia when taken with an oral-glucose-tolerance test.

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Department of Nutrition and Dietetics, King's College, University of London, UK.

Abstract

This study investigated the effects of mycoprotein, a food produced by the continuous fermentation of Fusarium graminearum (Schwabe), on acute glycemia and insulinemia in normal healthy individuals. Subjects participated in two single-meal study periods in a crossover design. After an overnight fast, subjects were given milkshakes containing mycoprotein or a control substance, which were isoenergetic and nutrient balanced. Each milkshake contained 75 g carbohydrate, equivalent to a standard World Health Organization oral-glucose-tolerance test. Blood samples were taken fasting and at 30, 60, 90, and 120 min postprandially for the measurement of serum glucose and insulin. Glycemia was reduced postmeal after mycoprotein compared with the control and was statistically significant at 60 min (13% reduction). Insulinemia was reduced postmeal after mycoprotein compared with the control and was statistically significant at 30 min (19% reduction) and 60 min (36% reduction) postmeal. These results may be significant in the dietary treatment of diabetes.

PMID:
7825525
DOI:
10.1093/ajcn/61.1.135
[Indexed for MEDLINE]

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