Protective Effect of Camel Milk and Ginkgo biloba Extract Against Alloxan-Induced Diabetes in RatsNahla S Hassan* and Manal A Emam
Biochemistry Department, Ain Shams University, Cairo, Egypt
- *Corresponding Author:
- Nahla S Hassan
Biochemistry Department, Faculty of Science
Ain Shams University, Cairo 11566, Egypt
E-mail: [email protected]
Received date: September 24, 2012; Accepted date: November 13, 2012; Published date: November 18, 2012
Citation: Hassan NS, Emam MA (2012) Protective Effect of Camel Milk and Ginkgo biloba Extract Against Alloxan-Induced Diabetes in Rats. J Diabetes Metab 3:231. doi: 10.4172/2155-6156.1000231
Copyright: © 2012 Hassan NS, et al. This is an open-access article distributed under the terms of the Creative Commons Attribution License, which permits unrestricted use, distribution, and reproduction in any medium, provided the original author and source are credited.
Diabetes Mellitus is one of the most important health problems worldwide, indicating high prevalence and mortality. In recent years, Ginkgo biloba extract has become a subject of interest because of its beneficial effects on human health, also camel milk has a good nutritive value, in addition to its antigenotoxic and anticytotoxic effects. Therefore the purpose of the present study was to investigate the protective and curative effects of camel milk and Ginkgo biloba extract against alloxan-induced diabetes in rats.
Rats were either pre-treated with camel milk, Ginkgo biloba extract or both, for 10 days before alloxan administration, or treated with both camel milk and Ginkgo biloba extract after induction of diabetes using alloxan.
Pre-treatment of rats with either camel milk or Ginkgo biloba extract significantly prevented the alloxan-induced elevation of blood glucose levels. The combination of camel milk and Ginkgo biloba extract before and after induction of diabetes prevented and improved blood glucose levels respectively.