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The use of neglected local foods, which have effects on this chronic disease beyond basic nutrition as dietary controls, is desirable. Objective: The effect of Dioscorea dumetorum Kunth Pax Dioscoreaceae feed on satiety, weight, blood glucose, and insulin levels were investigated in streptozotocin-induced diabetic rats. Methods: Twenty adult male rats in four groups of five were used for the experiment. Three groups — D. Glibenclamide was orally administered 5mg kg-1 daily. Both the untreated and non-diabetic rats were kept on standard rat pellets.

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The use of neglected local foods, which have effects on this chronic disease beyond basic nutrition as dietary controls, is desirable. Objective: The effect of Dioscorea dumetorum Kunth Pax Dioscoreaceae feed on satiety, weight, blood glucose, and insulin levels were investigated in streptozotocin-induced diabetic rats.

Methods: Twenty adult male rats in four groups of five were used for the experiment. Three groups — D. Glibenclamide was orally administered 5mg kg-1 daily.

Both the untreated and non-diabetic rats were kept on standard rat pellets. Feed intake, weight, and blood glucose concentration were monitored daily, while insulin level was measured on day two and day six after inductions. Results: Average feed intake for non-diabetic rats was 15g for D. Weight of normal non-diabetic rats consistently increased The D. Non-diabetic rats blood glucose levels ranged between 70 to mg dL Streptozotocin STZ i.

Glibenclamide had 5. Insulin was absent in D. Conclusion: This study revealed that D. Its probable mechanism of anti-hyperglycemic activity might not be through increased insulin secretion. Key words: D.

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Dioscorea dumetorum

Metrics details Abstract Dioscorea dumetorum Kunth Pax is a yam species of great potential but so far scientifically neglected in Benin Republic. Using participatory rural appraisal PRA tools and techniques, thirteen 13 villages selected according to the importance of species production in the northern and central Benin were surveyed to assess the endogenous knowledge related to its diversity, production, conservation and use. According to synonymy, 18 landraces of D. The main criteria used by farmers to describe the three groups of D. According to this study, the landraces group that produces round or elongated, yellow-fleshed, gray-skinned and smooth tubers with a few rootlets at their head is most cultivated in the study area. In addition, polyculture For the farmers surveyed, the production of D.

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