Influence of Passion Fruit (Passiflora edulis, f. flavicarpa, DEG) Juice Sweetened with Sucrose, Saccharin and Cyclamate on Blood Glucose in Normal and Diabetic Rats (Rattus norvegicus)
Kelly C. S. Nascimento,
Armando U. O. Sabaa-Srur.
Diabetic and normal rats were fed rodent feed and drank passion fruit (Passiflora edulis) that was sweetened
with sucrose, or saccharin plus cyclamate. During the 21 days of feeding, the blood glucose and body weight increased to
dangerous levels only in the diabetic rats that drank passion fruit sweetened with sucrose.
Keywords: Passion fruit, diabetes, saccharin, cyclamate, blood glucose, carotenoids, LDL, diabetics, sweetened, hypolycema
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