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- Lack of antidiabetic effect of a Eugenia jambolana leaf decoction on rat streptozotocin diabetes
- Universidade Estadual Paulista (UNESP)
- Universidade de São Paulo (USP)
- Streptozotocin-diabetic rats were treated for 17 days with a decoction of Eugenia jambolana (Myrtaceae) leaves (15%, w/v) as a substitute for water. Body weight, food and fluid intake, urine volume, glycemia, urinary glucose and urea were evaluated every 5 days. The animals were sacrificed by decapitation and blood samples collected for the determination of glycemia, serum cholesterol, HDL-cholesterol, triglycerides and angiotensin-converting enzyme. The weight of adipose and muscle tissues was also determined. There were no statistically significant differences between treated and untreated rats for any of the biochemical or physiological parameters. We conclude that, at least in this experimental model, Eugenia jambolana leaf decoction has no antidiabetic activity.
- Brazilian Journal of Medical and Biological Research. Associação Brasileira de Divulgação Científica, v. 34, n. 3, p. 389-395, 2001.
- Associação Brasileira de Divulgação Científica (ABRADIC)
- antidiabetic plant
- diabetic rats
- Eugenia jambolana
- Acesso aberto
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