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TORRES-ZAPATA, Angel E; APARICIO-TRAPALA, María A; BLE- CASTILLO, Jorge L y CORZO-SOSA, Carlos A. Glycemic and Insulinic Response of Patients with Type 2 diabetes to the consumption of Pumpkin Soup Creole (Cucúrbita Pepo L.) Enriched with Banana Starch. Inf. tecnol. [online]. 2012, vol.23, n.2, pp.71-86. ISSN 0718-0764. http://dx.doi.org/10.4067/S0718-07642012000200009.
The aim of this study was to determine the glycemic index value and the insulinic response of a soup containing native banana starch. The beneficial effects of resistant starch in dietary supplementation on glycemic control have been reported previously, but these parameters have not been sufficiently studied. Determinations were carried out in two groups: one of 12 healthy subjects and other with 12 type 2 diabetes. The estimated glycemic index value of the soup was 31.79. The total glucose and insulin areas under the curves were reduced in comparison with the reference food (P <0.01). The enriched soup with native banana starch might help in preventing type 2 diabetes prevalence in health subjects with high risk. Also, this product can be used to decrease complications of people with diabetes.
Palabras clave : banana; glycemic index; resistant starch; insulin response; diabetes.