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Journal of Diabetes Research
Volume 2013, Article ID 160964, 8 pages
http://dx.doi.org/10.1155/2013/160964
Research Article

Ameliorative Potentials of Cocoyam (Colocasia esculenta L.) and Unripe Plantain (Musa paradisiaca L.) on the Relative Tissue Weights of Streptozotocin-Induced Diabetic Rats

1Department of Biochemistry, National Root Crops Research Institute, P.O. Box 380, Umuahia, Abia State, Nigeria
2Department of Food Science and Technology, Abia State Polytechnic, Aba, Nigeria
3Department of Biochemistry, Michael Okpara University of Agriculture, P.O. Box 380, Umuahia, Abia State, Nigeria

Received 15 March 2013; Revised 17 May 2013; Accepted 6 June 2013

Academic Editor: Elena Matteucci

Copyright © 2013 C. O. Eleazu et al. This is an open access article distributed under the Creative Commons Attribution License, which permits unrestricted use, distribution, and reproduction in any medium, provided the original work is properly cited.

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