Protective effect of yacon leaves decoction against early nephropathy in experimental diabetic rats.

@article{Honor2012ProtectiveEO,
  title={Protective effect of yacon leaves decoction against early nephropathy in experimental diabetic rats.},
  author={Stella Maris Honor{\'e} and Wilfredo Marcelino Cabrera and Susana Beatriz Genta and Sara Serafina S{\'a}nchez},
  journal={Food and chemical toxicology : an international journal published for the British Industrial Biological Research Association},
  year={2012},
  volume={50 5},
  pages={1704-15}
}
Nephropathy is the most common cause of morbidity and mortality in diabetic patients. Prevention of this complication has a major relevance. Smallanthus sonchifolius (yacon) leaves have been shown to ameliorate hyperglycemia in streptozotocin-induced diabetic rats. We examined the beneficial effects of yacon leaves decoction on diabetic nephropathy and explored the possible underlying action mechanism. Streptozotocin-diabetic rats were orally administered 10% yacon leaves water decoction (70mg… CONTINUE READING