Table 1

Effect of KT and BT on liver-kidney dysfunction indices in plasma of surviving diabetic rats
Con Con + BT Con + KT Diab Diab + BT Diab + KT
Liver dysfunction indices
AST (U/L) 32 ± 2.37* 31.67 ± 3.56* 29.5 ± 3.02* 77.17 ± 9.35 52.58 ± 23.75 47.75 ± 36.14
ALT (U/L) 24.25 ± 2.79* 23.33 ± 4.13* 21.33 ± 4.13* 72.33 ± 5.47 41.67 ± 5.16*@ 36.9 ± 10.68*@
GGT (U/L) 15.67 ± 2.73* 16.50 ± 4.76* 13.67 ± 1.63* 45.83 ± 6.15 26.83 ± 6.40*@ 23.67 ± 5.88*
Kidney toxicity indices
Creatinine (mg/L) 13.02 ± 1.42* 12 ± 2.19* 9.83 ± 1.47* 25.5 ± 2.59 18.83 ± 2.86*@ 15.4 ± 2.59*
Urea (g/L) 0.52 ± 0.07* 0.5 ± 0.09* 0.47 ± 0.06* 1.05 ± 0.11 0.77 ± 0.36* 0.63 ± 0.25*

Data represent mean ± S.D (n = 8 for each group). The values are statistically presented as follows: single asterisk (*), p < 0.05 vs. control diabetic rats (Diab); commercial at (@), p < 0.05 vs. respective control rats (Con) [i.e. on the same corresponding tea treatment].

Aloulou et al.

Aloulou et al. BMC Complementary and Alternative Medicine 2012 12:63   doi:10.1186/1472-6882-12-63

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