Published online Dec 15, 2014. doi: 10.4239/wjd.v5.i6.962
Revised: July 30, 2014
Accepted: September 11, 2014
Published online: December 15, 2014
Core tip: Cardiovascular complications are the main cause of mortality in diabetes patients. Considering the role of flavonoids in modulating the latter complications, this study was designed to test the favorable impact of freeze-dried strawberry (FDS) drink, a flavonoid-rich beverage, on the metabolic profile of diabetes patients in a randomized, double-blind, placebo control trial. Lipid profile and blood pressure were improved in patients who consumed the FDS drink for 6 wk. Effects of the latter intervention on other atherosclerotic biomarkers have been discussed separately in Ann Nutr Metab 2013; 63: 256-264. This paper describes the further analysis of other metabolic biomarkers.