Type 2 Diabetes and Alpha-Lipoic Acid

The purpose [of the study] was to investigate whether ALA could be effective in treating endothelial dysfunction. The researchers recruited 30 patients with type 2 diabetes and proceeded to measure forearm blood flow (FBF) before and after 21 days of either intravenous treatment with 600 mg alpha-lipoic acid or placebo. In the beginning of the trial FBF responses were comparable in all patients. The patients treated with placebo experienced no change in FBF while the patients treated with ALA experienced improved vascular endothelial function. In conclusion, alpha-lipoic acid may reduce the risk of vascular endothelial dysfunction.1

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As Georgia starts to reopen, Acupuncture Atlanta is committed to providing quality care and helping you stay healthy in this environment defined by a new normal. Acupuncture at its core is a preventative modality and our practitioners are here to work with you and design a treatment plan that is suitable for your specific needs.

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