Onion extract may lower blood sugar, cholesterol in diabetes
the ONA take:
Allium cepa, an extract found in onion bulbs, may be able to lower high blood glucose as well as total cholesterol levels in diabetes, according to a study presented at The Endocrine Society meeting in San Diego.
Investigators led by Anthony Ojieh, MD, of Delta State University in Nigeria conducted a study on rats with medically-induced diabetes, administering metformin and onion extract doses by varying doses based on body weight to three groups of rats.
They also administered the same type of treatment to three groups of rats without diabetes and normal blood sugar levels. Two final groups with and without diabetes received only metformin with no onion extract.
They found that two doses of the onion extract, at 400 and 600 mg/kg/day, greatly reduced fasting blood sugar levels in diabetic rats by 50 and 35 percent, respectively, compared with when they were not receiving the extract. Additionally, the diabetic rats undergoing these two dosages were found to have lower total cholesterol levels.
A histologic study of the pancreas that was removed from each of the diabetic rats showed that neither the metformin nor the onion extract had healed damage from the drug-induced diabetes.
“We need to investigate the mechanism by which onion brought about the blood glucose reduction,” Dr. Ojieh said. “We do not yet have an explanation.”
Allium cepa, an extract found in onion bulbs, may be able to lower high blood glucose as well as total cholesterol levels in diabetes.
- Immunotherapy May Benefit Some Patients with Papillary Thyroid Carcinoma
- Screening Recommendations for Children with Common Cancer Predisposition Syndromes
- Significance of Prostate Cancer Treatment-Related Factors Differ in Black, White Men
- Superior Tolerability, Efficacy With Alectinib in Treatment-Naïve ALK-poistive NSCLC
- New Study Questions Standard Dosage for Treating Metastatic Non-Small Cell Lung Cancer
- Survivorship Care Plans: Providing A Blueprint for Health Care After Cancer
- Multifaceted Role of the Nurse Navigator Includes Palliative, Supportive Care
- Cancer Recurrence Fear Reduced by Novel Psychological Intervention
- Patient Navigators Found to Boost Lung Cancer Screening Rates
- Lack of Transfusion Services a Barrier to Hospice Care for Patients With Blood Cancers
- Aspirin Use May Lower Breast Cancer Risk in Women with Diabetes
- Ethnic Differences, Cultural Barriers Negatively Impact Mammography Follow-up Among Asian Ethnic Groups
- Study Questions Safety of E-cigarettes vs Regular Tobacco Cigarettes
- Changes in Pulmonary Function Tests in Breast Carcinoma Patients Treated With Locoregional Post-mastectomy Radiotherapy: Results of a Pilot Study
- Increases in Liver Cancer Incidence Influenced by Higher Rates of Comorbidities
Sign Up for Free e-newsletters
Regimen and Drug Listings
GET FULL LISTINGS OF TREATMENT Regimens and Drug INFORMATION
|Head and Neck Cancer||Regimens||Drugs|