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Table 5 Effect of diet and treatments on serum glucose, insulin, insulin resistance lipid peroxidation in obese rats

From: Effect of Carnitine and herbal mixture extract on obesity induced by high fat diet in rats

  Normal diet HFD L-Carnitine HMF
Glucose (mg/dl) 57.87 ± 1.96 145.1 ± 2.26**a 120.9 ± 1.96b, c 118.0 ± 3.23c, d
Insulin (μIU/ml) 4.40 ± 0.15 6.69 ± 0.13**a 4.5 ± 0.07b 4.41 ± 0.04b
Insulin resistance 1.17 ± 0.09 2.89 ± 0.07**a 2.46 ± 0.09b 2.40 ± 0.05b
M.D.A (n mol M.D.A/g/hr) 4.69 ± 0.06 9.72 ± 0.08**a 7.96 ± 0.08b, c 8.21 ± 0.07b
GSH (n mol/ 100 mg tissue) 72.65 ± 0.72 57.31 ± 0.72**a 68.77 ± 0.89b, c 68.45 ± 0.46b
Catalase (K×10-2) 52.60 ± 0.96 19.88 ± 0.63**a 36.97 ± 0.71b 32.22 ± 1.06c
  1. Values significantly different compared to normal P** < 0.01. Values are expressed as means ± SEM. Means not sharing common letter are significantly different (p < 0.05).