Drug combo curbs insulin resistance index in rats with diabetes

04/9/2012 | FoodConsumer.org

Cordyceps sinensis and taurine, alone or in combination, were more effective than glibenclamide in reducing serum glucose, total cholesterol and triglyceride levels as well as insulin resistance index in rats with diabetes, according to a study in Food Chemistry and Toxicology. The compounds showed less potent hypoglycemic effects than glibenclamide, better antioxidant properties and greater ability to reduce insulin resistance, the researchers said.

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