Blood glucose and body weight control of diabetic rats co-treated with micronutrients


  • Dallatu, M. K. Department of Chemical Pathology, School of Medical Laboratory Sciences, College of Health Sciences, Usmanu Danfodiyo University, Sokoto, Nigeria Author
  • Anaja, P. O. Department of Chemical Pathology, Ahmadu Bello University Teaching Hospital, Zaria, Nigeria Author
  • Bilbis, L. S. Department of Biochemistry,Usmanu Danfodiyo University, Sokoto, Zaria, Nigeria Author
  • Mojiminiyi, F. B. O. Department of Physiology, College of Health Sciences, Usmanu Danfodiyo University, Sokoto, Nigeria Author
  • Mainasara, A. S Department of Pathology/Microbiology, College of Health Sciences, Usmanu Danfodiyo University, Sokoto, Nigeria Author


Disturbance in blood glucose and fuel metabolism are hallmarks of diabetes mellitus, and antioxidants are believed to play role in controlling these alterations. In the present study, manganese (10 mg/kg body weight), copper (2 mg/kg body weight) and zinc (15 mg/kg body weight) were supplemented in alloxan-induced diabetic rats for a period of 28 days. There was statistically significant (p<0.05) decrease in the final fasting blood glucose concentration of supplemented and non-supplemented groups. In addition, there was statistically significant (p<0.05) increase between the final body weight of supplemented and non-supplemented rats In conclusion, supplementation with antioxidant micronutrients might improve blood glucose control and body wastages usually experienced in diabetics


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Blood glucose and body weight control of diabetic rats co-treated with micronutrients. (2011). Nigerian Journal of Biochemistry and Molecular Biology, 26(1), 29-32.