Based on these results, the researchers concluded that fucoidan exerts its anti-diabetic effects by improving insulin-stimulated glucose uptake and inhibiting basal lipolysis in adipocytes without inducing adipogenesis.
Sim SY, Shin YE, Kim HK. FUCOIDAN FROM UNDARIA PINNATIFIDA HAS ANTI-DIABETIC EFFECTS BY STIMULATION OF GLUCOSE UPTAKE AND REDUCTION OF BASAL LIPOLYSIS IN 3T3-L1 ADIPOCYTES. Nutrition Research. May 2019;65:54–62. DOI: 10.1016/j.nutres.2019.02.002