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Scholarly Journal of Biological Science Vol. 6(3), pp. 89-93, December 2017
Available online http:// www.scholarly-journals
ISSN 2315-6147 © 2017 Scholarly-Journals

Effect of Processed Acha (Digitaria exilis) grain on glycemic index of diabetes induced Wistar Rat model

Hassan Maina Ibrahim and Bashir Saidu

Department of Veterinary Physiology and Biochemistry, Usmanu Danfodiyo University, Sokoto

Abstract :


Effects of variable process acha grain on glycemic index have been evaluated in Wister rat models. Rats were initially fed with diet made of dehulled grounded cooked acha (A); dehulled ungrounded cooked acha (B); dehulled grounded uncooked acha (C) undehulled grounded cooked acha (D); undehulled ungrounded cooked acha (E); undehulled, grounded uncooked acha (F). Postprandial glucose index was measured from tail tip with the aid of glucometer. The result revealed that glucose index was elevated in rats fed with dehulled acha (61.3%,52.7% and 53.18% in group A, B and C) compared to those fed with undehulled acha (51.98%, 46.04% and50.50% group D, E and F). This finding discloses that undehulled ach has the ability to control blood sugar level and can be recommended to individuals suffering with diabetes.


Key words: Acha, Biochemical, Cooked, Glucose, Glycemic index, Wistar rat.

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