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Nig. J. Basic Appl. Sci.. 2018; 26(1): 80-87

Comparative Effects of Zea Mays Bran, Telfairia occidentalis and Citrus sinensis Feeds on Bowel Transit Rate, Postprandial Blood Glucose and Lipids Profile in Male Wistar Rats

Wahab Adekunle Oyeyemi, Patrick Ugwuezumba, Ore-oluwapo Ololade Daramola, Oliver Onwelu.

Plant-based diets are gaining recognition and acceptance as a dietary approach to maintaining healthy living and managing some diseases. Comparative effects of Zea mays bran, Telfairia occidentalis, and Citrus sinensis feeds on bowel transit rate, postprandial blood glucose, and serum lipid profile levels were investigated in 20 male Wistar rats of average weight 160 ± 5 g. Proximate analysis and in-vitro total antioxidant capacity (TAC) of the feeds were evaluated. The animals were randomly grouped into four (n=5) and fed with normal rats’ chow (control), Z. mays bran, T. occidentalis, and C. sinensis respectively for thirty days. Postprandial blood glucose, plasma lipids profile and bowel transit rate were evaluated. The ash and protein contents were significantly higher (p

Key words: Telfairia occidentalis, Citrus sinensis, Zea mays bran, in-vitro antioxidant, Proximate analysis

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