|Can glutamine keep the T2D-related weight gain in check? Yes it can!|
Now that's plenty of glutamine, you're right and in fact, aside from an increased baseline requirement, the mere amount of glutamine (other studies use 10-30g once, not thrice per day) is an alterative explanation for the indisputably surprising effects the provision of this conditionally essential amino acids had on the overweight, but not obese subjects.
|Figure 1: Rel. changes in body composition in response to 6 weeks on 3x30g/day glutamine (Mansour. 2014)|
As it was to be expected, the reduction in trunk fat went hand in hand with a downward trend in systolic, but not diastolic blood pressure (P= 0.005), fasting blood glucose (mmol/L) concentration (P=0.04) and mean HbA1c was significantly different between the groups at week 6 (P=0.04).
- Mansour, Asieh, et al. "Effect of glutamine supplementation on cardiovascular risk factors in patients with type 2 diabetes." Nutrition (2014).