Adriana de Souza Vitoriano

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In both humans and rats, food restriction leads to increased insulin sensitivity and predisposition to hypoglycemia. We hypothesized that metabolic responses to hypoglycemic episodes could be altered in food-restricted rats. To test our hypothesis, plasma glucose levels and liver glucose production during insulin-induced hypoglycemia were assessed. Rats(More)
The purpose of this work was to determine if mitochondrial dysfunction is involved in the development of non-alcoholic fatty liver disease (NAFLD). Using a model of obesity induced by the neonatal treatment of rats with monosodium L-glutamate (MSG), several parameters of liver mitochondrial function and their impact on liver redox status were evaluated.(More)
Vitex agnus-castus (VAC) is a plant that has recently been used to treat the symptoms of menopause, by its actions on the central nervous system. However, little is known about its actions on disturbances in lipid metabolism and nonalcoholic fat liver disease (NAFLD), frequently associated with menopause. Ovariectomized (OVX) rats exhibit increased(More)
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