Effects of konjac extract on insulin sensitivity in high fat diet rats.

@article{Mao2002EffectsOK,
  title={Effects of konjac extract on insulin sensitivity in high fat diet rats.},
  author={Cai-ping Mao and Mei-lin Xie and Zhen-lun Gu},
  journal={Acta pharmacologica Sinica},
  year={2002},
  volume={23 9},
  pages={855-9}
}
AIM To evaluate the effects of konjac extract (KE) on insulin sensitivity in insulin resistance (IR) rats induced by high fat diet (HFD). METHODS Wistar rats were fed on HFD for 4 weeks, then treated with KE 1.5, 3.0 g/kg/d and metformin (Met) 0.1 g/kg/d for 4 weeks, respectively. The effects of KE on intake of food and drink, body weight, and excretion were investigated. Serum insulin was measured by double-radioimmunoassay. Blood glucose, total cholesterol (TC), triglycerides (TG), and high… CONTINUE READING