Comparative effects of Citrullus colocynthis, sunflower and olive oil-enriched diet in streptozotocin-induced diabetes in rats.

@article{Sebbagh2009ComparativeEO,
  title={Comparative effects of Citrullus colocynthis, sunflower and olive oil-enriched diet in streptozotocin-induced diabetes in rats.},
  author={Nicole Sebbagh and C{\'e}line Cruciani-Guglielmacci and Fetta Ouali and M-F Berthault and C. D. V. Rouch and Daoudi Chabane Sari and Christophe Magnan},
  journal={Diabetes & metabolism},
  year={2009},
  volume={35 3},
  pages={178-84}
}
Citrullus colocynthis (colocynth) seeds are traditionally used as antidiabetic medication in Mediterranean countries. The present study evaluated the differential effects of diets enriched with C. colocynthis, sunflower or olive oils on the pancreatic beta-cell mass in streptozotocin (STZ)-induced diabetes in rats. STZ injection induced rapid hyperglycaemia in all animals. However, 2 months later, hyperglycaemia was significantly less pronounced in the rats fed a C. colocynthis oil-enriched… CONTINUE READING

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