Bixa orellana (annatto) exerts a sustained hypoglycemic effect in experimental diabetes mellitus in rats

  title={Bixa orellana (annatto) exerts a sustained hypoglycemic effect in experimental diabetes mellitus in rats},
  author={F. Teles and Felipe Silveira dos Anjos and Tarcilo Machado and R. Lima},
  journal={Medical Express},
  • F. Teles, Felipe Silveira dos Anjos, +1 author R. Lima
  • Published 2014
  • Medicine
  • Medical Express
  • OBJECTIVE: Bixa orellana (annatto) is a natural pigment and food colorant that has been used for a variety of therapeutic purposes. [...] Key Method RESULTS: Annatto treated diabetic animals showed significantly lower blood sugar levels than untreated diabetics. The blood glucose curve showed that the hypoglycemic effect of annatto lasted for the twelve hours of evaluation. However, the most significant reduction on blood glucose took place two hours after drug administration. Annatto did not prevent the weight…Expand Abstract
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