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Article Title: Evaluation of the Habitual Amaranth (Amaranthus Spp) Consumption Effect on Biochemical and Anthropometric Indicators of a Women’s Group with Diabetes Mellitus 2 in Michoacán, México
Author: María Antonieta Ochoa Ocaña*, Olivia González Mendoza, Andrés Del Ángel Escalona, Eduardo Alejandro López Sánchez, Celia Salceda Contreras, Enrique Vázquez Rosas, Fernando Alanisz Ibarra, Sandra María Flores Anaya, Karina Guadalupe Silva Ledesma
Published Date: October 26, 2021
Diabetes Mellitus 2 is a multifactorial disease whose global and national dimensions require a multidisciplinary approach for its control, with nutrition being a fundamental part of this within a healthy lifestyle. The study’s objective was to evaluate the effect of amaranth as a functional food in a group of women with Diabetes Mellitus 2 (DM2) in Michoacán, Mexico over a year, previously with their informed consent. It was of a longitudinal, prospective, and intervention type. Among the comparative results of the beginning and end of the study, it is worth noting that the average blood glucose level decreased 29.86mg / d (118.9 / 89.04); there was an increase in high- density lipoprotein; moreover, the patients did not increase their body weight. The results suggest that amaranth as a food of habitual consumption represents an alternative of health and nutrition for the patient with DM2.