Anti-diabetic activity of cassava cross-linked octenyl succinic maltodextrin in STZ-induced diabetic mice.
Published on Mar 1, 2014in International Journal of Biological Macromolecules4.784
· DOI :10.1016/J.IJBIOMAC.2013.11.017
Abstract The effect of cassava cross-linked octenyl succinic maltodextrin (CCOMD) on diabetic mice was investigated in this study. For CCOMD-L (low dose) and CCOMD-H (high dose) groups, the body weights were recovered by 14.9% and 18.5%, respectively, which were significantly higher than that of model control group. It was also found that the blood glucose and insulin levels were ameliorated in the diabetic mice by the CCOMD diet. Moreover, the CCOMD diet decreased the plasma total cholesterol level (8.1–9.1%) and LDL cholesterol level (28.9–39.4%), and improved the plasma HDL cholesterol level (13.8–15.3%) and intestine short chain fatty acid content. The results indicated that CCOMD administration may be helpful for treating and preventing hyperlipidemia and hyperglycemia in diabetes.