Anti-Obesity and Antihyperglycemic Effects of Crataegus aronia Extracts: In Vitro and in Vivo Evaluations

  title={Anti-Obesity and Antihyperglycemic Effects of Crataegus aronia Extracts: In Vitro and in Vivo Evaluations},
  author={Entisar K. Al-Hallaq and Violet Kasabri and Shtaywy S Abdalla and Yasser K. Bustanji and Fatma U. Afifi},
  journal={Food and Nutrition Sciences},
Hypocholesterolemic activity of Crataegus aronia L. (Rosaceae) is therapeutically praised. Its potent antiobesity (P < 0.001, n = 6 - 8) as well as marked triacylglycerol-reducing efficacies (P < 0.001, n = 6 - 8) in 10 weeks-high cholesterol diet (HCD) fed rats are demonstrated. Pancreatic triacylglycerol lipase (PL), α-amylase and α-glucosidase are an interesting pharmacological target for the management of dyslipidemia, atherosclerosis, diabetes and obesity. Comparable to acarbose, acute… 

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