Alpha-Lipoic Acid May Improve Glucose Metabolism in AIP Patients

Alpha-Lipoic Acid May Improve Glucose Metabolism in AIP Patients

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Alpha-Lipoic Acid May Improve Glucose Metabolism in AIP Patients

Alpha-lipoic acid, an insulin sensitizer, may help improve the breakdown and use of glucose, or blood sugar, in the liver of patients with acute intermittent porphyria (AIP), according to a recent cell-based study. The findings showed that alpha-lipoic acid is “attractive for the management of metabolic disorders, as it did not induce significant side effects,” according to researchers. “We proposed, for the first time, its use for the prevention of AIP crisis,” the team wrote,…

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