The effects of GL extracts on the body weights and glucose tolerance in rats. Male SHRSP/ZF rats at 7-weeks of age were administered with vehicle water or treated by gavage with 2 g/kg GL extracts daily for six weeks. Their body weights (A) and the amount of food (B) and water (C) consumption of individual rats were measured longitudinally before and after treatment. The levels of fasting blood glucose (D), oral glucose tolerance (E), fasting plasma insulin (F), GAUC0-2 (G), QUICKI (H), and FFA (I) at 6 weeks post treatment were measured. Data are expressed as the mean ± S.D. of individual groups of rats (n = 6 per group). * p < 0.05 vs. the control group.
Guo et al. BMC Complementary and Alternative Medicine 2013 13:52 doi:10.1186/1472-6882-13-52