Effects of Vernonia amygdalina Leaf on Nutritional and Biochemical Parameters in Alloxan-Induced Diabetic Rats

Nuria Chinonyerem Amaechi, Philippa Chinyere Ojimelukwe, Samuel Okwudili Onoja
  • Journal of Nutritional Therapeutics, May 2018, Lifescience Global
  • DOI: 10.6000/1929-5634.2018.07.01.2

Vernonia amygdalina is effective in the management of type 2 diabetes

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Photo by Cam Bradford on Unsplash

What is it about?

type 2 diabetes was induced in rats using alloxan. V. amygdalina was incorporated into diets fed to the experimental animals. the nutrient composition of the diets and their nutritional quality were determined. The histopathology of vital organs was evaluated. The pancreas of diabetic animals was regenerated.

Why is it important?

It is necessary to establish the role and efficacy of V. amygdalina in the management of type 2 diabetes


Professor Philippa C OJIMELUKWE
Michael Okpara University of Agriculture Umudike, Abia state, Nigeria

V.amydalina is effective for the management of type 2 diabetes

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