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A randomized trial of the effects of flaxseed to manage constipation, weight, glycemia, and lipids in constipated patients with type 2 diabetes

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Title
A randomized trial of the effects of flaxseed to manage constipation, weight, glycemia, and lipids in constipated patients with type 2 diabetes
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Nutrition & Metabolism, May 2018
DOI 10.1186/s12986-018-0273-z
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Noureddin Soltanian, Mohsen Janghorbani

Abstract

To compare the effects of baked flaxseed versus those who received a placebo on constipation symptom scores, weight, glycemic and lipid control in constipated patients with type 2 diabetes (T2D). In a single-blinded, randomized controlled trial, 53 constipated patients with T2D with body mass index (BMI) 20.5-48.9 kg/m2 received either 10 g of flaxseed pre-mixed in cookies twice per day or placebo cookies for 12 weeks. The constipation symptom scores, BMI, fasting plasma glucose (FPG), glycosylated hemoglobin (HbA1c), and lipid profile were determined at the beginning and end of 4, 8, and 12-week period. Constipation was evaluated with a stool diary (ROME III). After the 12-week intervention, constipation symptom scores (2.46), weight (- 3.8 kg), BMI (- 1.5 kg/m2), FPG (- 26.7 mg/dl), cholesterol (- 37.3 mg/dl), triglycerides (- 10.4 mg/dl), LDLC (- 21.0 mg/dl), HDLC (4.7 mg/dl), cholesterol/ HDLC ratio (- 1.4 mg/dl) significantly decreased from baseline in the flaxseed group (all P-values < 0.05). The differences of absolute change of constipation symptom scores (2.46 vs. 0.41), weight (- 3.8 vs. 0.0 kg), BMI (- 1.5 vs.-0.1 kg/m2), FPG (- 26.7 vs.-1.9 mg/dl), >HbA1c (- 0.8 vs. 1.0%), cholesterol (- 37.3 vs. -10.4 mg/dl), LDLC (- 21.0 vs. -4.3 mg/dl), and HDLC (4.7 vs. -4.4 mg/dl) between the flaxseed and placebo groups were statistically significant (all P-values < 0.05). The compliance was good and no adverse effects were observed. In constipated patients with T2D, flaxseed cookies used as a snack may be a useful tool for decreasing constipation symptoms, weight, glycemic and lipid levels. irct.ir: IRCT20110416006202N2.

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Unknown 33 100%

Demographic breakdown

Readers by professional status Count As %
Student > Master 9 27%
Student > Bachelor 6 18%
Researcher 3 9%
Other 3 9%
Student > Postgraduate 2 6%
Other 6 18%
Unknown 4 12%
Readers by discipline Count As %
Nursing and Health Professions 15 45%
Medicine and Dentistry 8 24%
Agricultural and Biological Sciences 4 12%
Psychology 1 3%
Biochemistry, Genetics and Molecular Biology 1 3%
Other 0 0%
Unknown 4 12%

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This research output has an Altmetric Attention Score of 22. This is our high-level measure of the quality and quantity of online attention that it has received. This Attention Score, as well as the ranking and number of research outputs shown below, was calculated when the research output was last mentioned on 29 February 2020.
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