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Volume 2012, Article ID 285284, 9 pages
Research Article

Traditional Medicinal Herbs and Food Plants Have the Potential to Inhibit Key Carbohydrate Hydrolyzing Enzymes In Vitro and Reduce Postprandial Blood Glucose Peaks In Vivo

1Department of Health Sciences, Faculty of Science, University of Mauritius, Reduit 230, Mauritius
2Centre for Phytotherapy Research, Cybercity 2, 7th Floor, Ebene 230, Mauritius
3H. E. J. Research Institute of Chemistry and International Center for Chemical and Biological Sciences, University of Karachi, Karachi 75270, Pakistan
4Department of Pharmacy, East West University, 43 Mohakali C/A, Dhaka 1212, Bangladesh
5Department of Molecular and Cellular Biology, Harvard University, 52 Oxford Street, MA 02138, USA

Received 6 December 2011; Accepted 11 January 2012

Academic Editors: C. C. Juhlin, K. Kashfi, and S. Miwa

Copyright © 2012 M. Fawzi Mahomoodally 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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