Table 1

Effect of curcumin on the severity of hyperglycemia in rats

Body weight (g)

Food Consumption (g/day)

Blood glucose (mg/dl)

Urine volume (ml/24 hour)


Normal

255 ± 17

24.7 ± 6.0

111 ± 18

8 ± 3

Diabetes

216 ± 12*

36.6 ± 6.1*

469 ± 81*

53 ± 18*

Diabetes + Curcumin

200 ± 30*#

32.2 ± 3.2*#

451 ± 123*#

55 ± 14*#


Twenty four hour urine excretion (measured over 3 consecutive days) was quantified at 6 weeks of diabetes. Values are mean ± SD of 8 rats each in normal group and diabetes + curcumin group and 7 rats in diabetes group. *P < 0.02 compared to normal, #P > 0.02 compared to diabetes.

Kowluru and Kanwar Nutrition & Metabolism 2007 4:8   doi:10.1186/1743-7075-4-8

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