Journal article

Effect of creatine ingestion on glucose tolerance and insulin sensitivity in men

JEN Newman, M Hargreaves, A Garnham, RJ Snow

MEDICINE AND SCIENCE IN SPORTS AND EXERCISE | LIPPINCOTT WILLIAMS & WILKINS | Published : 2003

Abstract

PURPOSE: This study investigated whether acute (5 d) and/or short-term (28 d) creatine (Cr) ingestion altered glucose tolerance or insulin action in healthy, untrained men (aged 26.9 +/- 5.7 yr; SD). METHODS: Subjects were randomly allocated to either a Cr ( N= 8) or placebo group (N = 9) and were tested in the control condition (presupplementation), and after 5 and a further 28 d of supplementation. The Cr group ingested 20 g and 3 g.d (-1) of Cr for the first 5 and following 28 d, respectively. The placebo group ingested similar amounts of glucose over the same time period. During each testing period, subjects underwent an oral glucose tolerance test (OGTT) to determine insulin sensitivity..

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