Effects of Momordica charantia on insulin resistance and visceral obesity in mice on high-fat diet.

@article{Shih2008EffectsOM,
  title={Effects of Momordica charantia on insulin resistance and visceral obesity in mice on high-fat diet.},
  author={Chun-Ching Shih and Cheng-Hsiu Lin and Wei-li Lin},
  journal={Diabetes research and clinical practice},
  year={2008},
  volume={81 2},
  pages={
          134-43
        }
}
We examined the preventive effect of Momordica charantia L. fruit (bitter melon) on hyperglycemia and insulin resistance in C57BL/6J mice fed with a high-fat (HF) diet. Firstly, mice were divided randomly into two groups: the control group was fed low-fat (LF) diet, whereas the experimental group was fed with a 45% HF diet last for 12 weeks. After 8 week of induction, the HF group was subdivided into six groups and was given orally with or without M. charantia or rosiglitazone 4 weeks afterward… CONTINUE READING
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