randomly into 2 groups of five rats each. Animals in group 1 were administered normal saline
solution while those in group 2 were administered extract of African locust bean. The animals were
exposed to the African Locust Bean and saline solution at a dose of 3 ml per 100 g body weight 12
hourly via oral route of administration. After fourteen days of administration, the animals were fasted
overnight and anaesthetized using diethyl ether. Blood samples were collected by cardiac puncture.
Results: ALB was observed to significantly lower fasting blood sugar, total cholesterol and
triglyceride but increased HDL-cholesterol significantly when compared to those of the control group
at p<0.05. LDL-cholesterol was not significantly different when animals treated with ALB were
compared with those of the control group.
Conclusion: Increased blood sugar and hyperlipidemia has been implicated in diabetes.
Cholesterolgenesis is a major onset of atherosclerosis and subsequent cardiovascular diseases.
Therefore, ALB can serve as prophylaxis and remedies for several diseases caused by
hyperglycemia and hyperlipidemia such as diabetes and coronary heart disease.
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