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ISSN (Print): 1573-4072
ISSN (Online): 1875-6646

Synergistic Effects of d-Chiro-Inositol and Manganese on Blood Glucose and Body Weight of Streptozotocin-Induced Diabetic Rats

Author(s): Gilbert Gluck, Tatiana Anguelova, Douglas Heimark and Joseph Larner

Volume 6 , Issue 2 , 2010

Page: [90 - 96] Pages: 7

DOI: 10.2174/157340710791184831

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d-chiro-inositol (DCI) and manganese were administered orally singly and together to streptozotocin (STZ)- induced diabetic rats for 21 days and blood glucose values and body weights determined. At blood glucose values above 500 mg/dL, values were unchanged with DCI, manganese sulfate, or both over ten days. Insulin was administered to reduce the hyperglycemia to approximately 300 mg/dL. Over 12 days, DCI alone significantly reduced blood glucose (23%), and the combination of DCI and manganese sulfate reduced hyperglycemia even more effectively (40%) as compared to control animals. Of further interest, body weights both of female and male rats administered DCI and manganese were reduced, with females 25% compared to controls and males 21% compared to controls over the 21-day period. Metabolic mechanisms of actions of DCI and manganese to explain these results are discussed.

Keywords: d-chiro-inositol, chronic administration, type 2 diabetes, hyperglycemia, manganese

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