Docosahexaenoic acid has an anti-diabetic effect in streptozotocin-induced diabetic mice.

  title={Docosahexaenoic acid has an anti-diabetic effect in streptozotocin-induced diabetic mice.},
  author={Ping Li and Li Zhang and Xin Tian and Jie Xing},
  journal={International journal of clinical and experimental medicine},
  volume={7 9},
Consumption of fish oil-rich foods containing docosahexaenoic acid (DHA) can result in a low incidence of diabetes. The underlying mechanisms of these anti-hyperglycemic effects are ambiguous. This study aims to investigate the role of DHA in the prevention and treatment of type 1 diabetes in a murine model. Forty streptozotocin-induced diabetic mice were divided into control with diabetes, diabetes prevention (500 μg/kg DHA orally for 5 days) or diabetes treatment groups (DHA solvent in DMSO… CONTINUE READING
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