© Global Journal Of Pure And Applied Sciences . 2004. Vol. 10 No. 1
Publisher: Bachudo Science Co. Ltd
Effect of Aqueous Extract (CRUDE) of Leaves of Vernonia Amygdalina (DEL) On Blood Glucose, Serum Albumin and Cholesterol Levels In Diabetic Albino Rats.
F. O. Uhegbu, Kingsley J. Ogbuehi
KEYWORDS: Blood glucose, serum albumin, Cholesterol, hypoglycemic, antilipolytic and lipogenic effects
ABSTRACT:Effect of crude aqueous extract of leaves of Vernonia amygdalina on blood glucose, serum albumin and cholesterol levels on alloxan induced diabetic albino rats was investigated. Blood glucose, serum albumin and cholesterol levels WEire significantly reduced. From 296.75 ± 9.0mg/dl to 179.0 ± 7.3mg/dl for blood glucose; 4.08 ± 0.4mg/dl to 0.93 ± 0.23mg/dl for serum albumin, while cholesterol level decreased from 280.33 ± 4.65mg/dl to 170.45 ± 4.52mg/dl. The effect was dose dependent, as the reduction followed increase in dose given to the animals. The biochemical implication of our findings are discussed.
OTHER ITEMS THAT MIGHT INTEREST YOUEffect Of Rifampicin On The Lipid Profile Of Albino RatsEffects Of Watermelon (citrullus Lanatus) Seed On Blood Glucose And Electrolyte Parameters In Diabetic Wistar RatsTotal Protein And Cholesterol Concentrations Of Spermarozoa And Fluids During Sperm Maturation In Bovine And Porcine Males In The Humid TropicsEffect Of Ethanolic Extract Of Hibiscus Sabdariffa L. On 2, 4-dinitrophenylhydrazine-induced Changes In Blood Parameters In RabbitsEffect Of Alcohol And Kolanut-co Administration On Serum And Brain Cholesterol And Phospholipid Levels In Wistar Albino Rats