Effects of xylitol on blood glucose, glucose tolerance, serum insulin and lipid profile in a type 2 diabetes model of rats.

@article{Islam2012EffectsOX,
  title={Effects of xylitol on blood glucose, glucose tolerance, serum insulin and lipid profile in a type 2 diabetes model of rats.},
  author={Md Shahidul Islam and Mitesh Indrajit},
  journal={Annals of nutrition & metabolism},
  year={2012},
  volume={61 1},
  pages={57-64}
}
BACKGROUND/AIMS The present study was conducted to examine the antidiabetic effects of xylitol in a type 2 diabetes rat model. METHODS Six-week-old male Sprague-Dawley rats were randomly divided into 3 groups: normal control (NC), diabetic control (DBC) and xylitol (XYL). Diabetes was induced only in the DBC and XYL animal groups by feeding them a 10% fructose solution for 2 weeks followed by an injection (i.p.) of streptozotocin (40 mg/kg body weight). One week after the streptozotocin… CONTINUE READING
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