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Metabolic Syndrome X clinical trials at UC Health
1 research study open to new patients

  • Clinical Trial of Anti-oxidant Astaxanthin in Insulin-resistant Subjects

    open to eligible people ages 18-75

    Astaxanthin is a natural compound, present in many foodstuffs and available as a nutritional supplement that has been shown to have beneficial effects on many of the features of insulin resistance/glucose intolerance, at least in animals. The goal of this project is to provide a validation of astaxanthin effects on metabolic regulation in humans and their mechanism(s) of action, to determine if astaxanthin could have any value as a "neutraceutical" to help improve regulation of glucose and fat metabolism in subjects with insulin resistance/ glucose intolerance.

    at UCSD

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