Table 1: Physiological and biochemical parameters following THC administration to control and diabetic rats.

ParameterWKYWKY + THCSTZSTZ + THC

Systolic blood pressure (mmHg)149 ± 11144 ± 8133 ± 4143 ± 5
Heart rate (beats per minute)439 ± 4409 ± 1
Change in body mass (% change over treatment period)51.6 ± 2.939.8 ± 3.21.4 ± 3.35.9 ± 4.
Left ventricular mass (mg gram body mass−1)2.32 ± 0.032.43 ± 0.193.13 ± 0.12.65 ± 0.0
Right ventricular mass (mg gram body mass−1)0.51 ± 0.020.56 ± 0.090.87 ± 0.00.75 ± 0.0
Kidney mass (mg gram body mass−1)6.07 ± 0.126.17 ± 0.4210.15 ± 0.47.68 ± 0.3
Blood glucose (mmol L−1)9.8 ± 0.611.9 ± 0.30.5 ± 1.24.2 ± 2.
Nitric oxide end products (µmol)6.1 ± 0.54.6 ± 0.32.9 ± 0.4.0 ± 0.
Serum Malondialdehyde (µmol)62.2 ± 2.713.4 ± 0.94.3 ± 2.53.7 ± 4.
Serum Interleukin-1β (ng mL−1)4.8 ± 0.14.9 ± 0.14.7 ± 0.044.4 ± 0.0
Serum Interleukin-6 (ng mL−1)3.1 ± 0.13.1 ± 0.12.7 ± 0.3.0 ± 0.0

All data are presented as mean ± standard error of the mean; versus WKY and versus STZ.