Study on effects of zhi zi (fructus gardeniae) on non-alcoholic fatty liver disease in the rat.

@article{Chen2012StudyOE,
  title={Study on effects of zhi zi (fructus gardeniae) on non-alcoholic fatty liver disease in the rat.},
  author={Shaodong Chen and Jing Li and Hai-hong Zhou and Man-ting Lin and Yi-Hua Liu and Yumei Zhang and Zheng-Xiao Zhao and Guo-Hui Li and Jin Liu},
  journal={Journal of traditional Chinese medicine = Chung i tsa chih ying wen pan},
  year={2012},
  volume={32 1},
  pages={82-6}
}
OBJECTIVE To investigate the effects of Zhi Zi (Fructus Gardeniae) on non-alcoholic fatty liver disease (NAFLD) induced by a high-fat diet in the rat. METHODS A rat model of NAFLD was established using a high-fat diet. Twenty one rats were randomly divided into a normal group, a model group and a Zhi Zi treatment group, 7 rats per group. Drinking water and the drug were intragastrically administrated for 5 weeks. Samples were then taken to observe pathological changes of the liver tissue (HE… CONTINUE READING