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Table 2 Effects of the extract on concentrations of blood and plasma biomarkers in db/db mice

From: Effects of a multi-herbal extract on type 2 diabetes

  HbA1c(%) Insulin (ng/mL) Glucagon (ng/mL) C-peptide (ng/mL) I/G
Control 10.7 ± 0.46a 1.48 ± 0.89b 0.37 ± 0.07a 3.12 ± 0.73b 4.68 ± 1.11b
Rosiglitaozne 7.40 ± 0.88c 3.43 ± 1.05a 0.32 ± 0.02a 4.76 ± 1.09a 9.67 ± 3.05ab
Macelignan 10.8 ± 0.25a 1.52 ± 0.12b 0.23 ± 0.05b 4.14 ± 0.35ab 6.74 ± 1.31b
Extract 9.3 ± 0.80b 3.15 ± 1.43a 0.21 ± 0.02b 4.79 ± 0.44a 14.2 ± 7.55a
  1. abc Data in the same row not sharing a common superscript indicate a significant difference (P < 0.05) between groups after one-way ANOVA and Duncan's multiple-range test; mean ± SD (n = 7);HbA1c: blood glycosylated hemoglobin; I/G: ratio of insulin/glucagon.