The effect of flax seed extract on the blood glucose level and liver bio markers in diabetic rats

Marwan Saad, Abdulrahman Azzubaidi and Basma Ezzat, Mustafa Al-Ahmad and Imad Matloub, Dally (2019) The effect of flax seed extract on the blood glucose level and liver bio markers in diabetic rats. World Journal of Pharmacy and Pharmaceutical Sciences, 8 (8). pp. 780-798. ISSN 2278 – 4357

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Prescribed medications used to treat diabetes do not adequately inhibit the development of its associated complications, furthermore, they may cause different side effects. Hence, there is a demand for alternative therapies to manage diabetes and its associated complications. This study aimed to evaluate the hepatoprotective effects of flaxseed extract in streptozotocin(STZ)-induced diabetic rats. Diabetes mellitus was induced in Sprague-Dawley rats using a single injection of streptozotocin (60 mg/kg, intraperitoneally). The rats were divided into five groups of 8 animals each: Group NC, normal control rats; Group NF, normal rats treated with flaxseed extract (400 mg/kg); Group DC, diabetic control rats; Group DG, diabetic rats treated with glibenclamide (0.6 mg/kg); Group DF, diabetic rats treated with flaxseed extract (400 mg/kg); for 4 weeks. Body weight, liver relative weight, blood glucose level and liver enzymes were determined in all experimental rats. Results showed a significantly increased relative liver weight, blood glucose, AST, ALT, GGT, ALP, and LDH levels, and decreased body weight, total protein, albumin, and globulin levels in DC group comparing to NC group (p<0.05). The disturbance of these parameters was ameliorated in DF and DG groups, however, the ameliorative effect was significant in DG group only (p<0.05). These pathological changes were ameliorated in the flaxseed extract and glibenclamide treated rats. In conclusion, our data showed that flaxseed extract represents a potential alternative treatment to control diabetes mellitus and its related hepatopathy.

Item Type: Article
Uncontrolled Keywords: Flaxseed, liver enzymes, blood glucose, diabetes, rat.
Subjects: R Medicine > R Medicine (General)
Divisions: Faculty of Medicine
Depositing User: Fatin Safura
Date Deposited: 16 Mar 2022 03:39
Last Modified: 16 Mar 2022 03:39

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