Table 2

Effect of aqueous extract of C. papaya leaf on biochemical parameters in diabetic and non-diabetic rats
C. papaya Glucose Chol TAG HDL-Chol Insulin NOx
(g/100 mL) (mg/dL) (mg/dL) (mg/dL) (mg/dL) (ng/mL) (NO3+NO2μM)
Diabetic
Control 434±7.49a 75.62 ±2.9a 232.1±17.3a 34.25±2.09 0.42±0.02a 18.29±3.75a
0.75 305.4±9.68b 70.32±3.27 146.5±8.9b 37.12±3.23 0.43±0.05b 26.24±3.47b
1.5 306.5±8.8b 88.11±4.56 144.5±11.6b 43.32±2.23 0.38±0.2b 35.68±3.74b
3 250±10.2b 57.37±2.9b 93.71±17.2b 27.2±1.09b 0.43±0.01b 27.96±3.2b
Non-diabetic
Control 99.5±6.4 63.61±2.24 86.14±11.4 31.18±1.31 0.97±0.1 36.01±5.23
0.75 102.8±9.54 81.5±5.5c 208.2±12c 30.69±1.35 1.06±0.06 31.68±4.9
1.5 89.19±1.9 73.23± 3.3c 135.8±12.6c 30.14±1.69 1.29±0.17c 31.19±3.75

Data are expressed as mean ± S.E.M; n=6. ANOVA followed by Tukey’s test (p< 0.05). astatistically different from non-diabetic rats; bstatistically different from diabetic control and cstatistically different from non-diabetic control.

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Juárez-Rojop et al. BMC Complementary and Alternative Medicine 2012 12:236   doi:10.1186/1472-6882-12-236

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