Maira da Penha Marques da Silva Perez

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Leaf decoctions of Cissus sicyoides (princess vine) are taken widely as a popular remedy for diabetes mellitus in Brazil, where its common name is 'vegetal insulin'. However, there have been practically no attempts so far to determine scientifically whether it has anti-diabetic effects and we decided to administer leaf decoctions, over extended periods, to(More)
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