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The Physiological Effect of Detarium Bread Meal on the Postprandial Profile of Noninsulin Dependent Diabetic Mellitus (NIDDM) Subjects

Nutrition Society of Nigeria
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  • S-Nsp
  • Niddm
  • Plasma Glucose
  • Insulin Levels
  • Detarium Bread


Objective: This study elicited the effect of Detarium bread meal on the post prandial plasma glucose and insulin levels of non insulin dependent diabetic mellitus (NIDDM) subjects. Subject and Method: This is a clinical study that involved twelve African and Afro-Caribbean men with NIDDM. These men were screened and recruited from the Diabetic Day Centre, St. Thomas' Hospital London. They were fed two meals randomly, an experimental bread meal containing Detarium flour and a control bread roll made from wheat flour only. The experimental bread rolls provided 5g of soluble nonstarch polysaccharide (s-NSP). Post-prandial blood glucose and insulin levels were taken at 30minutes interval for 2½ hours. Incremental levels were calculated relative to the fasting values. Analysis of variance (ANOVA) was used to analyze the data and the level of significance was accepted at p

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