Anti-diabetic and antioxidant effects of virgin coconut oil in alloxan-induced diabetic male Sprague Dawley rats

@inproceedings{Iranloye2013AntidiabeticAA,
  title={Anti-diabetic and antioxidant effects of virgin coconut oil in alloxan-induced diabetic male Sprague Dawley rats},
  author={Bolanle Olubusola Iranloye and Gabriel Olorunleke Oludare and Makinde Olubiyi},
  year={2013}
}
Oxidative stress has been discovered to be involved in the progression of diabetes mellitus. The antioxidant properties of virgin coconut oil (VCO) among other functions might have a beneficial effect in ameliorating the disease. This study was aimed to determine the glycemic and antioxidant effects of VCO in alloxan induced diabetic rats. 24 male Sprague-Dawley rats were divided into 4 groups as follows: control (C), diabetes untreated (DUT), diabetes treated with 7.5 ml/kg VCO (DT7.5) and… CONTINUE READING
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