GLUCOSAMINE AND INSULIN RESISTANCE: A SYNTHESIS OF CURRENT RESEARCH

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Title:
GLUCOSAMINE AND INSULIN RESISTANCE: A SYNTHESIS OF CURRENT RESEARCH
Author:
Blackwell, Amy Marie
Issue Date:
2003
Publisher:
The University of Arizona.
Rights:
Copyright © is held by the author. Digital access to this material is made possible by the University Libraries, University of Arizona. Further transmission, reproduction or presentation (such as public display or performance) of protected items is prohibited except with permission of the author.
Abstract:
In the early 1980's, Glucosamine Sulfate was introduced as a non -FDA approved, herbal supplement for the treatment of oteoarthritis (Adams, 1999).Preliminary evidence shows that long -term use of Glucosamine can slow joint space narrowing caused by osteoarthritis (Adams). Animal studies were conducted to assess the effectiveness and mechanisms of action of glucosamine. Glucosamine's insulin resistant property was discovered during the animal studies. The purpose of this project was to conduct a review of the literature to determine if there was enough human anecdotal and /or rat empirical data to warrant further study in humans on the impact of glucosamine on insulin resistance. Data gathered in this project provided evidence that glucosamine leads to insulin resistance in animals. Awareness of the insulin resistant properties of glucosamine noted in animal studies, coupled with the lack of well -controlled studies of effect and impact on humans, demonstrates the need to continue study in humans to determine the effect of glucosamine on insulin resistance in humans.
Type:
text; Report-Reproduction (electronic)
Degree Name:
M.S.
Degree Level:
masters
Degree Program:
Graduate College; Nursing
Degree Grantor:
University of Arizona
Advisor:
Gagan, Mary Jo

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dc.language.isoen_USen
dc.titleGLUCOSAMINE AND INSULIN RESISTANCE: A SYNTHESIS OF CURRENT RESEARCHen_US
dc.creatorBlackwell, Amy Marieen
dc.contributor.authorBlackwell, Amy Marieen
dc.date.issued2003-
dc.publisherThe University of Arizona.en
dc.rightsCopyright © is held by the author. Digital access to this material is made possible by the University Libraries, University of Arizona. Further transmission, reproduction or presentation (such as public display or performance) of protected items is prohibited except with permission of the author.en
dc.description.abstractIn the early 1980's, Glucosamine Sulfate was introduced as a non -FDA approved, herbal supplement for the treatment of oteoarthritis (Adams, 1999).Preliminary evidence shows that long -term use of Glucosamine can slow joint space narrowing caused by osteoarthritis (Adams). Animal studies were conducted to assess the effectiveness and mechanisms of action of glucosamine. Glucosamine's insulin resistant property was discovered during the animal studies. The purpose of this project was to conduct a review of the literature to determine if there was enough human anecdotal and /or rat empirical data to warrant further study in humans on the impact of glucosamine on insulin resistance. Data gathered in this project provided evidence that glucosamine leads to insulin resistance in animals. Awareness of the insulin resistant properties of glucosamine noted in animal studies, coupled with the lack of well -controlled studies of effect and impact on humans, demonstrates the need to continue study in humans to determine the effect of glucosamine on insulin resistance in humans.en
dc.typetexten
dc.typeReport-Reproduction (electronic)en
thesis.degree.nameM.S.en
thesis.degree.levelmastersen
thesis.degree.disciplineGraduate Collegeen
thesis.degree.disciplineNursingen
thesis.degree.grantorUniversity of Arizonaen
dc.contributor.advisorGagan, Mary Joen
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