Protective effects of ferulic acid on hyperlipidemic diabetic rats

M. Sri Balasubashini, R. Rukkumani, V. P. Menon

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Diabetes, when uncontrolled, causes dyslipidemia often followed by atherogenic abnormalities. The present study was focused to determine whether ferulic acid (FA), a flavonoid, has any role to play in diabetes-induced dyslipidemia. Diabetes in rats was induced with streptozotocin. The levels of blood glucose and plasma triglycerides (TG), free fatty acids (FFA), cholesterol and phospholipids were elevated during diabetes. Treatment with FA significantly reduced the elevated plasma lipid and blood glucose levels; a more pronounced effect was found with low-dose ferulic acid than with high dose. Thus, our study demonstrates that ferulic acid lowers the lipid levels in diabetic rats and hence prevents further complications.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)118-122
Number of pages5
JournalActa Diabetologica
Issue number3
StatePublished - Sep 2003
Externally publishedYes


  • Diabetes
  • Ferulic acid
  • Flavonoids
  • Hyperlipidemia

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Endocrinology
  • Internal Medicine
  • Endocrinology, Diabetes and Metabolism


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