ISSN 2321–3647
Sun, 19 Nov 2017

Chronic Maltex Drink and Tomato Paste Therapy Effects on Blood Glucose, Haematological and Biochemical Indices in Normal and Alloxan- Induced Diabetic Wistar Rats.

Nworah Doris Chinwe1, Nwafor Arthur*1, Olorunfemi Oluwadare Joyce1, Aburoma Helen Lasbury Shem2

1Department of Human Physiology, Faculty of Basic Medical Sciences,

2Department of Nursing, Faculty of Clinical Sciences; College of Health Sciences, University of Port Harcourt, P.M.B. 5323, Choba Nigeria


There has not been a study that has directly assessed the potentially health promoting of tomato paste and maltex drink mixtures therapy and disease- preserving properties. In order to directly extrapolate the findings to everyday human health practices the effect of chronic ingestion of tomato paste and maltex drink mixtures on blood glucose, haematological and biochemical profiles in normoglycaemic  and alloxan induced diabetic rat's model system are compared. Results revealed that after 35 days, tomato paste  and maltex drink mixture therapy and/or maltex therapy significantly (p<0.05) lowered blood glycaemic load in normoglycaemic rats when compared with that of tomato paste therapy or control; while  maltex drink therapy have significant anti-diabetic potential in both normoglycaemic and diabetic rats. Overall, the treatments ameliorate cholesterol and body weight lowering with corresponding improvement in some haematological parameters in both normoglycaemic and diabetic rats, with tomato paste and maltex drink mixture therapy having significant anti-obese effect. The anti-hyperglycaemic, anti-cholesterolaemic, anti-obese and erythropoietin-potentiating activities of maltex drink and tomato paste mixture therapy after 35 days, as demonstrated in the present study, may have important clinical implications for improving chronic diseases particularly type 2 diabetes and its complications.

Keywords: Maltex drink, tomato paste, type 2 diabetes, cholesterol, blood indices, obesity, alloxan

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