In this clinical research study we are evaluating whether supplementation of a naturally occurring component found in beets and other vegetables and grains reduces diabetes risk. The product we are studying is a modified amino acid that is important in several metabolic pathways and lower in patients with diabetes and cardiovascular risk factors.
This study involves:
A glucose tolerance test, commonly used to diagnose type 2 diabetes and if prediabetic will be randomized (like the flip of a coin) to receive the supplement or a placebo.
Measurements of insulin sensitivity, liver fat, and blood vessel function will occur before and after 3 months of supplementation, requiring two days and the overnight stay at the beginning and again at the end of the study with two additional morning visits during the study.
- This study is not currently recruiting.