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ea0038p225 | Obesity, diabetes, metabolism and cardiovascular | SFEBES2015

Dietary cocoa (Theobroma cacao) and turmeric (Curcuma longa) consumption: a comparison of metabolic effect in high-fat fed rats

Adegoke Olufeyi , Morakinyo Olufemi , Adekunbi Daniel , Ajibola Wurola

A growing number of studies have reported beneficial health effects of cocoa and turmeric, including atherosclerosis, hypertension and insulin resistance. Relatively few studies have investigated the preventive or therapeutic effects of cocoa and turmeric against obesity-related metabolic disorders and co-pathologies. The study was undertaken to determine the effects of cocoa and turmeric powder supplementation on glucose tolerance, insulin sensitivity and lipid profile in rat...

ea0038p226 | Obesity, diabetes, metabolism and cardiovascular | SFEBES2015

Glucose tolerance, insulin sensitivity and adiponectin level in niacin-treated obese rats

Morakinyo Olufemi , Samuel Titilola , Adekunbi Daniel , Adegoke Olufeyi

We examined the effect of dietary niacin supplementation on fat mass, glucose control, insulin sensitivity, lipid profile, and adiponectin level in diet-induced obese rats. Twenty-one male Sprague-Dawley rats (n=21) were initially divided into two (2) groups of seven and fourteen rats; the group of 14 rats was fed with a high-fat-diet (HFD) and the other group of 7 rats consumed the control diet. Eight weeks after the diet regimen started, half of the rats from the HFD group w...

ea0038p377 | Reproduction | SFEBES2015

Effects of oral, injectable, and implant hormonal contraception on serum levels of iron, ferritin, copper, ceruloplasmin and vitamin E

Samuel Titilola , Morakinyo Olufemi , Balogun Adepeju , Olamijulo Jo , Magbagbeola Olubunmi

Recently there has been reports that the administration of hormonal contraceptives alter the metabolic processes and micronutrients levels. Meanwhile some of these micronutrients are cofactors and or coenzymes of enzymes and are involved in important metabolic pathways. We compared the influence of three contraceptive methods (oral contraceptive, injectables and implants) on serum levels of Iron, ferritin, copper, ceruloplasmin and Vitamin E, using standard methods. Blood samp...