Abdul Samad, Noor Nasir Rajpoot, Hira Ayaz, Noman Sadiq.
Effect of Withania Coagulans and Liraglutide on Serum Glp-1, Postprandial and Fasting Blood Glucose in Streptozotocin Induced Diabetic Rats.
J Bahria Uni Med Dental Coll Jan ;9(2):120-3.

Objective: To evaluate effect of Withania coagulans and liraglutide on serum Glucagon like peptide-1, Postprandial and Fasting Blood Glucose levels in streptozotocin induced diabetic rat. Study Design and Setting: This randomize control trile was conducted at Islamic International Medical College in collaboration with National Institute of Health Islamabad. Methodology: This randomized controlled study was performed on a total of forty male Sprague dawly rats, which were initially divided into two groups; Group A (n=10) and Experimental Group (n=30). Diabetes in the Experimental group B was induced by intraperitoneal administration of streptozotocin for 5 days (30mg/kg/day). Diabetes was checked in experimental group by measuring fasting blood glucose (mg/dl) on day 6. Experimental group was further divided into Group B (Diabetic control), Group C (Withania coagulans-treated) and Group D (Liraglutide-treated). Blood sampling was done at day 30 and serum GLP-1, postprandial and fasting blood glucose levels were measured and compared in all groups. Results: Fasting and postprandial blood glucose levels of group C and D were significantly reduced as compared to group B. Serum GLP-1 levels were significantly increased in group C and D as compared to group B. Conclusion: Withania coagulans reduces hyperglycemia in diabetic rats through increasing GLP-1 hormone.

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