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ea0012p37 | Diabetes, metabolism and cardiovascular | SFE2006

Effects of oral administration of some herbal extracts on food consumption and blood glucose levels in normal and streptozotocin (stz)-induced diabetic rats

Musabayane CT , Bwititi P

Studies in our laboratories have demonstrated that some herbal extracts exert hypoglycaemic effects via unclear mechanism(s). Since the extracts did not have any significant effects on plasma insulin concentration, we speculated that they interfered with food intake and/or absorption to reduce blood glucose concentration. Accordingly, we monitored the amounts of food consumed and body weights in separate groups of non-diabetic and streptozotocin (STZ)-diabetic rats orally trea...