TABLE 1

Body weight, food intake, and glycemia in studied groups of rats

nFinal weight (g)Food intake (g/rat/day)Plasma glucose (mmol/l)
Nondiabetic control8637.75 ± 38.3917.58 ± 3.565.33 ± 1.45
Diabetic control10347.55 ± 64.74*32.13 ± 4.28*18.61 ± 2.31*
EC-treated diabetic rats10316.88 ± 41.82*33.69 ± 5.17*19.34 ± 2.38*
GT-treated diabetic rats10328 ± 80.95*27.17 ± 4.00*19.32 ± 3.75*
  • Data are means ± SD. Measurements are shown for 1 year and are representative for the results obtained throughout the study. EC, vitamin E + vitamin C; GT, green tea.

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    * P < 0.0001 vs. nondiabetic control. Food intake was lower in GT vs. diabetic control (P = 0.07).