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Br J Nutr. 2006 Oct;96(4):660-6.

Anti-diabetic and hypolipidaemic properties of ginger (Zingiber

officinale) in streptozotocin-induced diabetic rats.
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Al-Amin ZM1, Thomson M, Al-Qattan KK, Peltonen-Shalaby R, Ali M.
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exhibited hyperglycaemia accompanied with weight loss, indicating their diabetic condition. At Zingiber[Jofficinale
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a dose of 500 mg/kg, raw ginger was significantly effective in lowering serum glucose,
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cholesterol and triacylglycerol levels in the ginger-treated diabetic rats compared with the
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