Sugar Metabolism & Obesity

Human Studies

Effects of astaxanthin on oxidative stress in overweight and obese adults.

Phytother Res. 2011 Dec; 25(12):1813-8.

Dietary antioxidant interventions in type 2 diabetes patients: a meta-analysis

Br. J. Diabet & Vas. Dis.,2011; 11(2), 62-68

Administration of natural Astaxanthin increases serum HDL-cholesterol and adiponectin in subjects with mild hyperlipidemia.

Atherosclerosis. 2010 Apr; 209(2):520-3.

Preliminary Clinical Evaluation of Toxicity and Efficacy of A New Astaxanthin-rich Haematococcus pluvialis Extract

J Clin Biochem Nutr. 2009 May; 44(3):280-4.

Clinical Efficacy of Astaxanthin-containing Haematococcus Pluvialis Extract for the Volunteers at Risk of Metabolic Syndrome

J Clin Biochem Nutr. 2008 Jul; 43 Suppl 1, 38-43

Effects of Astaxanthin supplementation on lipid peroxidation.

Int J Vitam Nutr Res. 2007 Jan; 77(1):3-11.

Animal Studies & In Vitro Studies

Astaxanthin prevents loss of insulin signaling and improves glucose metabolism in liver of insulin resistant mice.

Can J Physiol Pharmacol. 2012 Nov; 90(11):1544-52.

An intervention study in obese mice with astaxanthin, a marine carotenoid--effects on insulin signaling and pro-inflammatory cytokines.

Food Funct. 2012 Feb; 3(2):120-6.

Effects of astaxanthin on oxidative stress in overweight and obese adults.

Phytother Res. 2011 Dec; 25(12):1813-8.

High dose astaxanthin lowers blood pressure and increases insulin sensitivity in rats: are these effects interdependent?

Int J Med Sci. 2011 Feb 9; 8(2):126-38.

Astaxanthin restores the enzymatic antioxidant profile in salivary gland of alloxan-induced diabetic rats.

Arch Oral Biol. 2010 Jul; 55(7):479-85.

Astaxanthin restricts weight gain, promotes insulin sensitivity and curtails fatty liver disease in mice fed a obesity-promoting diet

Process Biochemistry 45. 2010; 1406-1414.

Weight gain limitation and liver protection by long-term feeding of Astaxanthin in murines

J Korean Soc Appl Biol Chem. 2009; 52(2),180.

Effect of astaxanthin in combination with alpha-tocopherol or ascorbic acid against oxidative damage in diabetic ODS rats.

J Nutr Sci Vitaminol (Tokyo). 2008 Aug; 54(4):329-34.

Astaxanthin protects mesangial cells from hyperglycemia-induced oxidative signaling.

J Cell Biochem. 2008 Apr 15; 103(6):1925-37.

Astaxanthin improves abdominal obesity in high-fat diet fed male KK/Ta mice

J. Clin. Biochem. Nutr. 2008; 43 Suppl. 1, 390-393.

Microarray profiling of gene expression patterns in glomerular cells of astaxanthin-treated diabetic mice: a nutrigenomic approach.

Int J Mol Med. 2006 Oct; 18(4):685-95.

Prevention of diabetic nephropathy by treatment with Astaxanthin in diabetic db/db mice.

Biofactors. 2004; 20(1):49-59.