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Liuwei Dihuang exhibits antidiabetic effects through inhibiting α-amylase and α-glucosidase.

A new interesting article has been published in Med Sci (Paris). 2018 Oct;34 Focus issue F1:4-7. doi: 10.1051/medsci/201834f101. Epub 2018 Nov 7. and titled:

Liuwei Dihuang exhibits antidiabetic effects through inhibiting α-amylase and α-glucosidase.

Authors of this article are:

Wang H, Gang H, Zhou S, Liu L, Ding T, Gui Z, Chu W.

A summary of the article is shown below:

OBJECTIVE: Liuwei Dihuang (LWDH) is a famous traditional herbal medicine formula in China that may regulate the balance of kidney yin yang and has been used to restore functional insufficiency of the kidney for a long time in China.METHODS: In this study, the water extract of LWDH was tested for its α-Amylase and α-Glucosidase inhibitory activities, and its anti-diabetic property in streptozotocin (STZ)-induced diabetic mice was also analyzed.RESULTS: LWDH extract inhibited α-Glucosidase and α-Amylase activities in a dose- dependent manner. Treatment of streptozotocin-induced diabetic mice with LWDH extract decreased camp, fasting blood glucose, TC, TG, LDL-c, HbA1C, Urine volume levels and Urine sugar, increased HDL-c level when compared to STZ induced diabetic mice.CONCLUSION: This study demonstrates that extract of LWDH can inhibit α-amylase and α-glucosidase activities and shows anti-diabetic effect in a mice preclinical model.© 2018 médecine/sciences – Inserm.

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